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The Power of Rasputin - Grigori Rasputin was born in 1869 or 1872, a fact disputed among historians; and he grew up a peasant in a family in Siberia, Russia. He and his brother both fell in a river and almost drowned but were pulled out by a passerby, and his brother died of pneumonia due to the incident. This detail perhaps foreshadows his death, which coincidentally was a death from drowning. Not much else is known about his childhood, but there is one story telling of his supernatural power. He apparently was able to point out a man who stole a horse without knowing any other information, and he was afraid to steal because he thought everyone had the ability to know when someone had stolen something....   [tags: pre-Russian revolution influence in nobility]
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Personal Influence of Grigori Rasputin - A. PLAN OF INVESTIGATION Among the greatest mysteries of Russian history is the influence of the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin. During his time in court 1907-1916, Rasputin developed a complex relationship with the ruling Romanovs and leading ministers due to his mystical ability to treat the hemophilia of the sole heir to the throne, Tsarevich Alexei. The topic of this investigation is to analyze to what extent did the personal influence of Grigori Rasputin lead to the fall of the Russian Empire....   [tags: The Fall of the Russian Empire, World History]
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Russia at the Time of Rasputin - During the life of Rasputin, Russia seemed to be in a constant upheaval. As a nation, it was struggling to modernize and make itself a formidable power of the western and eastern world. In terms of rulers, Tsar Alexander III had passed on, his reign of an iron fist on the people of Russia was given to his son Nicholas, who was not as restrictive as his father before him (Purishkevich 1985: 16). As Russia moved into the future, Rasputin would be accepted into the courts of the Tsar and Tsarina, fomenting those surrounding the court towards action against the man who slowly, but effectively, held the Tsar and Tsarina, therefore all of Russia, in his hands....   [tags: World History ]
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Russian Revolution Leaders: Grigori Rasputin - ... (“Grigory Rasputin”) In Rasputin’s early days he had very little education, Rasputin left school at the age of eight and was unable to read and write. Grigori Rasputin found himself at the Verkhoturye Monastery. Rasputin was never a monk, Rasputin attended Verkhoturye Monastery, but left and returned home by the age of nineteen and never completed the training in time. Rasputin was known as “The Monk” and certainly “The Mad Monk” even though Rasputin never became a monk. Rasputin went to Verkhoturye to become a “strannik” which is a pilgrim or wonderer....   [tags: t sar, russia, siberia, holy man] 829 words
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The Murder of Rasputin - Rasputin was an important figure in the Russian Revolution. His acclaimed magical powers helped lessen the symptoms of poor Alexei's hemophilia, an awful condition in which the blood doesn't clot. Because Alexei was the heir to the Romanof throne, Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra were in a stressful situation. They gave Rasputin certain powers that people were jealous of. The aristocrats could not stand a peasant in such a high position. Peasants could not stand the rumors that the tsarina was sleeping with such a weirdo because he had a reputation for being a pervert....   [tags: Russia Russian Revolution History] 605 words
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The Life and Death of Grigori Yefimovic Rasputin - After being poisoned, beaten, shot and thrown into a the river Neva Grigori Rasputin must have wondered if he actually had powers beyond mortal men when he stated “When the bell tolls three times, it will announce that I have been killed. If I am killed by common men, you and your children will rule Russia for centuries to come; if I am killed by one of your stock, you and your family will be killed by the Russian people. Pray Tsar of Russia. Pray.” The Life and death of Grigori Yefimovic Rasputin was nothing short of mysterious....   [tags: poisoned, romanov dynasty, russian]
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Research Paper on Gregory Rasputin - Grigori Rasputin was not a very great person in history. A great person in history does good and important things for his people, country and the world. Early Life and Family: Grigori Efimovich Rasputin was born on January 10, between 1864-1872, along the Tura River in the village of Pokrovskoye. Rasputin was married to Praskovia Fyodorovna in 1889. His mother was Anna Egrovna and his father was Efim Rasputin. Grigori had three children with Praskovia, named Varya, Maria and Dmitry. Because of his constant drunkenness and "sexual appetite," the people of Pokrovskoye resented Rasputin....   [tags: Biography biographies bio]
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Rasputin: The Man, The Mystery - Introduction Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin is known as the Siberian Mystic Healer, whose life has been retold numerous of times and almost each time it is told it is retold in a different way. Since Rasputin lived in a civilization not that advanced, little is know of his first forty years of life. So most information on the man are normally from stories families have passed on. Some say he is a holy monk with great powers, on the other hand he may be known as a phony with a false connection to God....   [tags: essays research papers] 1499 words
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Rasputin's Effects on the Tsar - Rasputin's Effects on the Tsar The Tsar of Russia was in a bad position. His country was going downhill, as the Army was losing all of its battles and everybody was starving. The Tsar was also very isolated from his country, and knew nothing about his people or how to run it. In 1904, his German wife blessed him with a son, Alexis. Unfortunately, Alexis was a haemophiliac, and it was impossible for him to have a normal childhood. The royal family tried many ways to cure Alexis, but no doctors could help....   [tags: Papers] 774 words
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Rasputin - Rasputin Rasputin had a significant impact on the royal family as well as Russia during the reign of Czar Nicholas II. Rasputin was a staret that worked his way into the royal family. The influence of Rasputin on Alexis, the heir to the throne, gave him great power. The power given to Rasputin had a notable impact among the Russian people as well as Russia. Grigory Efimovich, better known as Rasputin, was born in the town of Pokrovskoe in 1871. The name Rasputin means "dissolute," for his tireless pursuit of girls, and "crossroads," in which his town was located between....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Rasputin - Throughout the 20th century many books have been written about the fall of the Romanov Empire in Russia. It was a dynasty that had been in power for over three hundred year and ends with the last Romanov family being murdered. Tsar Nicholas and his family have been made famous through the many movies and books that tell of their tragedy. Over the past 80 years the Romanov story has become legend, like a fairy tale; but in this fairy tale one man stands out. This man, Rasputin, although he was not royalty, was close to the family and had a hand in its downfall....   [tags: World History] 2229 words
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Rasputin - Gregory Efimovich Rasputin is one of the most debated characters of the 20th Century. Thousands have discussed whether Rasputin was a holy man who came to the aide of the royal family or more simply, a cheat who thrived in womanising and in truth, a man who had a debauched sexual appetite. After all the word "Rasputin" in Russian mean "the debauched one". But in the following pages, I will try to explore a better side of Rasputin; I will attempt to give an accurate analysis of Rasputin and let the facts prove who Rasputin was....   [tags: essays research papers] 2796 words
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rasputin - Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned “It's good to know that if I act strangely enough, society will take full responsibility for me." Ashleigh Brilliant may have subconsciously considered the effect that society has on us all and how wound up we can all get into our lives, our beliefs, and maybe even our visions. Our visions are the most important thing to all of us and one day may get us into the most excellent position or the most hideous position. We always chose to believe what we want to believe no matter what the public tells us....   [tags: essays research papers] 2068 words
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Rasputin and Russian History - Rasputin and Russian History Rasputin had such an influence over the Tsar and Tsaritsa because the Tsarevich suffered from haemophilia. The only person who seemed able of helping him whilst in pain was Rasputin , he came to have much influence over the royal family-especially the Tsaristsa. In a way he was a puppet master, as the cartoon drawing shows the Tsar and Tsaritsa as puppets in Rasputin's hands as seen in A2 The people who lived in the countryside had poor living standards, their houses were built of wood, a big, white washed brick stove is in the middle of a room, on the...   [tags: Papers] 1525 words
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Rasputin's Mad Monk - Rasputin's Mad Monk Throughout Russian history, there were many individuals who captured the interests and curiosity of scholars both domestic and foreign, but one stands out as the most ambiguous. Grigori Yefimovitch Rasputin, the so- called "Mad Monk" or "Siberian Mystic Healer", has gained notoriety throughout the world for his astounding medical feats involving the stopping of the sometimes never ending bleeding of hemophiliacs. In the time of Rasputin, 1864-1916, there were no effective medical means to stop the bleeding that plagued hemophiliacs, yet the mystical powers of one man had the power to do so....   [tags: Papers] 1055 words
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Gregory Efimovich Rasputin - Gregory Efimovich Rasputin No other figure in recent Russian history has received the amount of vilification and contempt heaped upon Gregory Rasputin. The self-styled monk, who received practically little education in the intricacies of the Russian Orthodox faith, came from the rural areas of Russiaand achieved great recognition as a "staretz," or holy man in the highest circles of St. Petersburgsociety....   [tags: Papers] 3155 words
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Rasputin: A Controversial Figure in Russia and the Royal Russian Family - Rasputin Throughout history there have been many odd characters. Russian history was not excluded. Grigory Rasputin, who was an assistant to the Royal Russian family, was an unusual man. Grigory Yefimovich Novykh was born on January 23, 1871, in Tobolsk, Russia (DISCovering). “He earned the name Rasputin which is Russian for ‘debauched one’” (Rasputin). “Grigory Rasputin was born in western Siberia, in the town of Pokrovskoe,”says another source (Fuhrmann 1). The name “Grigory” indicates Rasputin may have been born on January 10, the day dedicated to St....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing the Impact of Stolypin and Rasputin on the Stability of the Tsar's Government - Comparing the Impact of Stolypin and Rasputin on the Stability of the Tsar's Government Stolypin and Rasputin played a major role in maintaining Tsarism. Whilst Stolypin brought in major reforms to improve Russia, Rasputin did not have much impact, due to his lack of reforms. Political stability was ensured by Stolypin, whilst Rasputin brought instability. Stolypin made Russiapolitically stable through the execution of the Vyborg. This was when the Kadets and the Liberals tried to spark up a revolution by encouraging people to refrain from paying their taxes and avoid conscription....   [tags: Papers] 772 words
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The Rise and Fall of Russia's "Mad Monk" - Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a man surrounded by many controversies. From his humble beginning to his untimely and well-analyzed murder, he was considered poisonous and beneficial, revered and insane. Being a simple peasant, Rasputin’s influence over the Romanovs and their associating political figures was astounding to many people, but few would disagree with the fact that he was one of the major causes of the Russian Revolution, and the grisly end of the Romanov line. The beginning of Grigori Rasputin’s long and eventful life was anything but fabulous....   [tags: Russian History]
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Causes of Revolution in Russia and France - France and Russia, today, are two very different countries with seemly different governments but they share a history of violent revolutions and social reform. In 1787, the French people would lead a well-known revolt against the monarch, King Louis XVI, which resulted in the beheading of the king and his family and changed in the French political and social systems. Over a hundred years later, in 1917, the Russian people began a series of revolts against Tzar Nicolas II that would lead the country to become the first communist state....   [tags: social reform, revolts, monarchs, economy]
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Tsar Nicholas II - Tsar Nicholas II was the first to abdicate in the line of the Romanov Dynasty. In his reign in Russia from 1894-1917 he encountered many obstacles. Tsar Nicholas II decision to go into the Great War which led to the February revolution in 1917 could be seen as the facilitator [awk] that led to his eventual downfall. This essay will look at the some of the issues that played a role in his abdication. Prior to Tsar Nicholas II becoming the Emperor, Russia had gone through some radical and political changes....   [tags: Romanov Dynasty, Russian History] 1203 words
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The Russian Revolution 1917 - The Russian Revolution 1917 Introduction. The early part of the 20th Century was an important and troubling time in Russia's History. The division between rich and poor and harsh government reforms caused a revolution culminating in the overthrowing and murder of the Countries ruler, Tsar Nicholas II. The early years of the Tsar. When Nicholas II was crowned, Tsar of Russia in 1896, the crowds flocked to St. Petersburg to cheer, there were so many people that police said that at least 200 people were crushed to death as the crowd surged forward to see the new Tsar whom they called 'the little father of Russia.' In the early 1900's the population was growing rap...   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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The War as the Main Cause to the February Revolution - The War as the Main Cause to the February Revolution The February Revolution occurred in 1917. This was the collapse of the Tsarist regime and the start of a democratic, republican government. The war was still going on between Germany and the central powers. There were many causes that led to the February Revolution and this essay will consider the other factors to this build up. 1) The war contributed as one of the important factors that led to the February Revolution. 2) Russia was not successful in the war as they had lost many soldiers and was defeated at Tannenberg and Masurian Lakes....   [tags: Papers] 794 words
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Tzar Nicholas II - Downfall of Russia - Tzar Nicholas II - Downfall of Russia It was Tzar Nicholas 2 political naivete and extreme obstinance that led to the downfall of the Russia Certain aspects of Tsar Nicholas 2's behaviour definitely contributed to bringing about the fall of the Russian Empire, however most of these qualities were not weaknesses in character as such, they were qualities we would associate with poor leadership. When we say 'weakness in character' we mean being easily influenced/controlled by others. Nicholas himself was a firm believer in autocracy; he was virtually unmovable in this belief....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 1098 words
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The Russian Revolution in March 1917 - The Russian Revolution in March 1917 There where many reasons that led to the fall of tsarism in march 1917. One of them was tsars' incompetence and the fact that he was incapable of finding effective ministers, or of supporting those he appointed. He listened not to the Duma's advises but to his wife, friends and favorites. One friend was particularly disliked, the unsavory Rasputin. His name was Gregory Efimovitch but most people called him Rasputin, "the immortal one", a Siberian peasant who claimed to be a Starets, a holy man of God....   [tags: Papers] 1570 words
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Why the Tsar Fell From Power in 1917 - Why the Tsar Fell From Power in 1917 On March 2nd 1917 the Tsar agreed to abdicate, this was the accumulation of a series of factors associated with the Tsarist Russian society. All workers, middle classes, aristocrats and even some of the Tsars oldest and most faithful supporters were starting to resent the system they were under. Famines, inflation, strikes and incisive rumors all took their toll on the populace. The icing on the cake came in the form of the extremist feelings of anger the army felt towards Nicholas I, and their withdrawal of support for him....   [tags: Papers] 741 words
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How Far Was the First World War the Main Cause of the Fall of the Romanovs in 1917? - In the years leading up to the fall of the three hundred year old Romanov dynasty there was increasing tension building up in Russia. The failing of Russia in the war, the failings of the tsar and his decisions, and the social and economic situations in Russia all played a part in the fall. Still it is believed that the First World War had played the biggest part in the fall of the dynasty. When the war first began in 1914 the tension between the Tsar and his people eased immensely from the extreme burst of patriotism....   [tags: Russian Bolshevik revolution] 642 words
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The Story of Russian Princess Anastasia Romanov - ... Konstantin Pobedonostsev lived for eighty years, being born in 1827. He had been a professor of Russian literature at the University of Moscow, and was distinguished by his organization skills, learning procedure. Alexander II had asked Pobedonostsev to tutor his sons. When Alexander II was assassinated, Pobedonostsev convinced Alexander III to reject the Loris-Melikov Constitution, which would have closed gaps between the government and society. Over the course of his life, Pobedonostsev had been advisor to Alexander III and Nicholas II....   [tags: the last Russian Tsar] 731 words
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The Collapse of the Tsarist Regime in 1917 and Its Ties to the First World War - The Collapse of the Tsarist Regime in 1917 and Its Ties to the First World War There are two views on this, the first one says that the Tsarist regime was doomed from the start with the increasing strikes, poor conditions for the majority of the population and that the war only speeded up the process but did not cause it. The second view is that the Tsarist regime was basically stable up to 1914 despite the problems as it was slowly making progress to becoming a modern state, but the war stopped it dead in its tracks....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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The Causes of the Russian Revolution in March 1917 - The Causes of the Russian Revolution in March 1917 There were many causes to explain the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in March 1917. Some of these can be defined as long term causes as their origin goes way back to pre-revolutionary times. Others are short-term reasons or even immediate effects, which act as the last spark, to bring the tense situation out of control. In this essay I will be looking at some of these long and short-term causes in more detail. The long term causes lead back to the time between the end of the 1905 revolution and the beginning of the war....   [tags: Papers] 871 words
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The Most Imporanf The Tsars Fall From Power. - Although some of the causes of the Tsar's fall from power seem more important than others, it is hard to choose a most important cause because each cause links into another, which leads into another. However I have come up with two causes which I think were the most important in the downfall of the Tsar. One was a long-term cause, the foundations of all the other causes, without which the country would not have been in such a bad state. The second one is a short-term cause, which tipped the balance into the Revolution and subsequently the Tsar's fall from power....   [tags: essays research papers] 1605 words
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The First World War and the February Revolution of 1917 - The First World War became the Tsars worst nightmare. Russia joined the war in many ways to keep peoples minds of Russia’s backwardness and badly run government, and onto the war effort itself. But within the first year of the war people’s minds began to wander away from troop moral and toward the Tsar and his control. From the go Russia was mobilized and war ready faster than the Germans and themselves expected, they was only expecting a short war. Russia had no extended war plans of ammo, food, clothing and equipment and extremely bad organisation led to many un-necessary deaths and illnesses....   [tags: world war i, February revolution of 1917, russia, ] 644 words
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Summer of the Mad Monk - The Summer of The Mad Monk The year is 1936. Philip Tyler is an imaginative, 12-year-old boy. He lives on a farm outside of the small town of Delia in Alberta but their farm is suffering and their lives are suffering because of the Great Depression. They have lived in poverty for as long as he could remember, so he, like many other boys in that time had to be creative and imaginative. School was nearing the end of the year, and he and his best friend Digger had nothing to look forward to. Diggers father had noticed and he gave the boys an old .22 to work on because the barrel was crooked....   [tags: essays research papers] 1219 words
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Reasons Behind the Russian Revolution - Reasons Behind the Russian Revolution In March 1917, the situation for the Russians had become desperate and the workers wanted political changes as well as food and fuel. In Petrograd (as St.Petersburg had been renamed to avoid any German connection), 40,000 workers went on strike for higher wages and the people and troops overthrew the Tsar....   [tags: Papers] 1947 words
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The Russian Revolution - The Russian Revolution Here are some of the causes of the Russian Revolution in March 1917: ~Failures in the War ~The mutiny in the Army ~The Tsarina and Rasputin ~Food Shortages ~Strikes PREFACE: In 1904 The Tsar of Russia (Nicholas II) embarked on a war with Japan, hoping for a quick and glorious victory that would unite the country, decrease support for the Tsar's opponents and gain control over Korea and Manchuria. Unfortunately for the Tsar, the Japanese were well prepared, both industrially and military....   [tags: Papers] 2046 words
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Nicholas: The Last Tsar - In his book, The Last Tsar, Edvard Radzinsky describes a very interesting viewpoint of the life and death of Nicholas Alexandrovich, the last Russian Tsar. Radzinsky's illustration of this ill-fated monarch follows the diaries of Nicholas from their beginning on March 1, 1881, to the final entry on July 16, 1918.1 Radzinsky mainly goes over pre-marital relationship between Nicholas and Alexandra, the medical condition of Nicholas' son, Alexei, and the imprisonment and execution of Nicholas and his family....   [tags: essays research papers] 951 words
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The Fall of the Czarist Regime in 1917 - The Fall of the Czarist Regime in 1917 Long-Term Causes: Source A, the Russian wedding cake was quite a big cause. Russian society was being held up by the peasants and workers. If it weren't for the peasants, the Czarist regime would have fallen a long time before it did. Society was fine until the peasants rioted and revolted in 1917 and then the whole country collapsed. This contributed to the Czar's fall in 1917 because he was not helping the peasants and looking after them so eventually the peasants infuriated and stopped working for Russia....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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Czar Nicholas II - On May 6, 1868, an event happened that would change the fate of monarchy in Russia. Czar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov II was born in the Blue Bedroom of the Alexander Palace. Ominously, this occurred on the Orthodox day of feast for St. Job the Sufferer. This omen would prevision the never-ending trials he would face in his lifetime. In 1894, Nicholas's father, Czar Alexander III, died from a liver disease called nephritis. At age 26, Nicholas felt that he was not ready to rule Russia. However, he believed that his autocracy was a God-given right....   [tags: essays research papers] 719 words
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Assess the impact of World War I on the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty - With the coinciding of a revolution on the brink of eruption and the impacts of the First World War beginning to take hold of Russia, considered analysis of the factors that may have contributed to the fall of the Romanov Dynasty is imperative, as a combination of several factors were evidently lethal. With the final collapse of the 300 year old Romanov Dynasty in 1917, as well as the fall of Nicholas II, a key reality was apparent; the impact that WWI had on autocratic obliteration was undeniable....   [tags: resources, internal forces, revolution]
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The Romanovs & Anastasia The Full Summary of Events and the Anastasia Mystery - Nicholas Romanov form 1st November 1894 to 2nd March 1917. During his reign Imperial Army of Russia saw many losses for example the Russo-Japanese war which brought many great defeats. In June 1914 when Austrian Archduke was murdered starting the chain of events that led to WWI, the murderer was found to be Siberian therefore Austria declared war on Siberia. Nicholas felt compelled to protect the people of Siberia and went into war. In 1915 Nicholas decided that he would personally lead the Russian army but it was a large mistake as the ill-prepared Russian army was no match for the Germans....   [tags: russian army, war]
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The Russian Revolution: A Turning Point for Communism - The Russian Revolution was a turning point in history because it tried to use communism as its main principal. “Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution” (Marx Quotes: Quotes from Karl Marx and Frederick Engels). In a communist society, everyone in that society receives equal shares of the benefits derived from labor. In a communist nation, there would be a classless society, and everyone would be happy to share their wealth. The government would own all means of production, and the government would redistribute the wealth from the rich to the poor....   [tags: Czar Nicholas, European history]
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Russian Revolution - Russian Revolution Power. To most people, being in complete and total control is not a vital necessity in their everyday lives. Having some influence is gladly welcomed, but having absolute power over millions and millions of people is not the top priority on their "to do" list. Sadly enough, there are those who believe that having authority is as essential to their lives as oxygen is to the human body. These power-crazed maniacs often rule nations and command armies, unlike your everyday Joe....   [tags: Papers] 551 words
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The View that the Main Cause of the Collapse of Tsarist Rule was the Tsar's Supporters Lost Faith in the Regime - The View that the Main Cause of the Collapse of Tsarist Rule was the Tsar's Supporters Lost Faith in the Regime The tercentenary of the Romanov dynasty was celebrated in 1913, the Royal family travelled throughout Russia in order to gain support. Figes believes this anniversary was manipulated in order to increase support for an ever increasingly unpopular dynasty. The discontent for the Tsarist system was widespread and is undoubtable that the pillars that had once held up the autocratic system were weakening....   [tags: Papers] 1246 words
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Challenges Faced by the Tsar Nicholas the Second of Russia - Before 1917 in Russia there was one supreme ruler with full autocratic power, there were no elected policies by law and the tsar was seen to have been put into his position by god. Between 1894-1917 the tsar came under pressure generally not suffered by any of his predecessors. The opposition came from four main sides; The government and reform; the actual character of Nicholas II hindered his time in office, for example his outlooks on situations meant he did not trust a lot of his advisors, he was also seen to have been very lazy with respects to making decisions, other observations included him being, weak, timid and lacked guts....   [tags: essays research papers] 871 words
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The Collapse of the Tsarist Monarchy in February 1917 - The Collapse of the Tsarist Monarchy in February 1917 a) Source A is a police report regarding the discontent of the industrial worker, and the report claims that this is due to the, "impossibility of obtaining goods, the endless queuing, the poor housing and the lack of fuel." From historical knowledge, we know that on March 7 workers from the Putilov factory in Petrograd were locked out after demanding a 50% pay rise. They were rapidly supported by workers from other factories, and the following day thousands of employees ignored the pleas of union workers to remain clam and started street demonstrations....   [tags: Papers] 1858 words
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Defeat in the War Caused the Revolution - Defeat in the War Caused the Revolution I am going to attempt to show that the title to this essay is true. Or is it. I am going to show how other factors might have been more important or if defeat in the war really was the cause of the Russian Revolution. One other main factor was poverty, which was ongoing. Not only did the millions of people not have anything as basic as bread, but also living conditions were described as "damp and dirty", "holes in the wall" and "legions of cockroaches"....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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World War One the most Important cause of the March Revolution - Was World War One the most Important cause of the March Revolution. Nicholas II the eldest son of Alexander III and the Tsar of Russia was born at Krasnoye Selo in May 1868. Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication in 1917. Nicholas II signed his abdication on 15 March 1917 after the Russian Army High Command recommended it. There are many reasons why Nicholas abdicated including, the financial state of the country, its wide and varied population and their dissatisfaction with the way the country was being ruled....   [tags: WWI WW1] 639 words
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Why the Tsar's Power Crumbled in March 1917 - Why the Tsar's Power Crumbled in March 1917 Why do you think the Tsar's power crumbled so swiftly in March 1917. Nicholas II ruled Russia from 1894-1917 and was to be its final tsar. He ascended the throne under the impression that he would rule his whole life as it's undisputed leader. Accompanied by his wife, Alexandra, they lived a comfortable life of luxury while the country suffered around them. Nicholas was determined to rule as harshly as his father; however, he was a very weak and incompetent character who did not posses the qualities capable of guiding Russia through its time of turmoil....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 572 words
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Russia and World War I - Russia and WWI The administrative system of the Russian government has deteriorated greatly. The present government has lost the will power and confidence to carry on with this war at a successful rate. All Russians long for a more confident and able power to rule Russia at this moment of war. At the moment Russia needs a very strong leader to have authority over it. An organised managerial structure over the military would help immensely but disregarding Russia^s currents military status, the Tsar Nicholas II has dismissed the Supreme Commander in Chief and taken up the post himself....   [tags: essays papers] 703 words
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