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    of the Russian empire in 1917 There is so much that can be said in regards to the question “Why the Downfall of the Russian Empire? “ You cannot blame it on just a few individuals or because of any single factor, but you have to consider the historical and spiritual situation during the time Tsar Nicholas reigned. You have to consider historically development of Europe, its spiritual changes and also of course, the political aspects that had deeply affected the internal life of the Russian Empire

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    TThe October Revolution of 1917 has forced the first wave of emigrants to leave Russian Empire. Russian history knows several such waves during its different periods: World War II, time of Great Repression, Cold War and Iron Curtain. The last wave of the emigrants fell within the time known by some as "Putin decade exodus", a roller coaster of economical insecurity in Russian Federation. Students, workers, intellectuals and aristocrats headed towards the Western world leaving for good their historical

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    Reasons that the Russian Empire was so Difficult to Rule in the Years Before the Outbreak of the First World War The Romanov Tsar Nicholas II faced many difficulties when ruling Russia before the First World War. Though the size of the country was a very important reason for this, there were also many others. These included the different Nationalities and social groups inside the country, and also the fact Russia had poor trade and industrial works. Another reason was the weak Tsar himself

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    The strongest Empires depend on their social and economic powers within their union to unit and allow them to expand and conquered further territories to improve and evolve as a whole. In the 1450-1800s two of the most powerful empires were the Russian and Spanish.. Both having Hereditary Rulers, they went on to conquer many continents and improve themselves while converting nomads and Indians into developed Catholics to prevent uprisings. Russia began to expand east for farmable land and control

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    Russian Revolution Essay

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    The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a rebellion of the Russian people against the rule of the Russian Empire. Russia was a country full of many unsatisfied people; the nation experienced a series of changes in the late 19th and 20th century that would ultimately bring about revolution. The Russian people were starving, industrialization was emerging and the middle class was asking to be a part of the ruling of the country. As a result of the revolution, Russia saw its withdrawal from World War I

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    Muscovy, which was the surrounding territory around Moscow, lead a movement that annexed the territories neighboring the Russian state of Novgorod. This then lead to the conquest to expand the Russian empire away from the Golden Hordes rule. Ivan the Great led these conquest and was successful in establishing the Russian empire. Moscow was then named the capital of the newly formed Russian state. Ivan wanted to continue the expansion and to increase the government’s military power. He expanded the borders

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    The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union signified an end to Russia’s control over its Middle Eastern Empire. Many of its states seceded and founded new nations and Russia lost significant power over the region. The new Russian Federation, in an effort to reestablish Soviet supremacy, has launched a neo-imperialistic campaign to once again have political, economic and security control over the area today known as the Caucasus. Principally, Russia wants to have political control over the area consisting

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    It was not until after World War I that Russia began to undergo a series of changes. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, the former Russian empire that had existed from 1721 up until then collapsed, and the Soviet Union was introduced. The geographic renaming of Russia from the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union also brought about many gradual changes. There were also changes in religion, as the new government replaced the role of the Orthodox Church. There was an increase in nationalism because

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    triumphantly enters Paris bringing freedom (but not democracy) to Europe in turmoil after the Napoleonic Wars. Russian Empire emerges as one of the great powers. However, with new political realities also new challenges arose. The Bourbon Restoration was not enough, and anxiety about political instability in Europe and further possible revolutions against European monarchies made the Russian Empire assume the role of what was later dubbed gendarme of Europe. This anxiety had a solid ground: in the coming

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    Catherine The Great

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    1744, at the age of 14, she married the Grand Duke Peter of Holstein who was heir to the Russian throne . Although Sophie was German she strove to be as Russian as her mother in-law. Sophie not only studied the Russian language, but she also took the name of Catherine II to honour her mother who was also named Catherine. Therefore, to complete her transition from German to Russian, she also converted to the Russian Orthodox Church so that she could be married into the Imperial line. Catherine II, or

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