Russia Essay Topics

Why was there a revolution in Russia in 1905?

An event as complex and ideologically significant as the 1905 revolution is difficult to attribute to any single causal factors. Indeed it is vital to contextualise the historians of this revolution as much as the event itself. Marxist historians see the 1905 revolution as part of a broader pattern of ideological awakening leading inevitably to… View Article

Korean War

I. Introduction A. Stalin died in March of 1953. 1. Korean War also ended. B. Eisenhower began a new military policy called the New Look. 1. The key was American ability to build and deliver nuclear weapons. 2. Would allow the U. S. to destroy the S. U. C. Khrushchev 1. Sputnik. a. Sent the… View Article

Russia and its Locomotive of History

Trotsky described war as the ‘locomotive of history’. Can it be argued that change in Russia in the period 1855 – 1954 was caused primarily by involvement in wars? Jess Lawson The concept of the ‘locomotive of history’ is one which indicates to us that change had taken place in a certain period which could… View Article

Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1924

1. The March revolution of 1917: * The Tsar abdicates on the 20th March, in favour of his brother Michael because his son Alexis was too young. * However, the people had other ideas, they wanted a change in government. 2. The provisional Government: * The crowds gathered outside the Tauride Palace Demanding that the… View Article

The modernisation of Soviet Russia

Stalin was under a growing amount of pressure from the deadlines of the five-year plans, he needed desperately to find a quick solution, collectivisation seemed like a way, not only to stay on track with the deadlines, but it seemed like a way to modernise the economy. Making peasants work collectively for little or no… View Article

Why did the reds win the Civil War

The Reds won the Civil War for many reasons, but some are specifically more important than others. Some factors such as… Geographical advantage  Strong leadership Unity and organisation  Support Paragraph 1 (Short) (6 mins) The geographical advantage of the Reds helped them with the Civil war because it provided them with military benefits that the… View Article

The Making of Modern Russia

b) How far do you agree that the economic position of the peasantry in Russia was stronger in the period between the Emancipation and the Revolution than it was under Lenin and Stalin? Agricultural policy in Russia throughout Russia between 1856 and 1964 has always been characterised by a hidden agenda. The Tsars used agricultural… View Article

Why did the Revolution occur in Russia in 1917?

The Russian Revolution of 1917 occurred for a number of different reasons, all of which are strongly tied up with the Romanov family. For one, the people of the Russian Empire felt exploited due to a series of political, social and economic grievances. Also, it was widely thought that the Tsar, Nicholas Romanov II, was… View Article

Impact of Peter the great on Russia

Historical accounts had traditionally portrayed Peter I, who ruled Russia from 1682 to 1725, as a man who revolutionized his country through his various achievements (hence the name “Peter the Great”). These accounts had primarily conveyed the idea that because of his ingenuity, especially in military aspects, he contributed positively to Russian history and society…. View Article

Ideology and 19th century Soviet Union

1. Why was the Communist Revolution in Russia important? The Communist Revolution in Russia was important in the history of the world because it demonstrated what can happen when the implementation of a certain ideology may be desirable, but the state into which it is going to implemented is not yet ready. In Russia, the… View Article

The Harp Seal

No other seal on earth can truly be represented as the most studied as well as the most exploited as the Harp Seal is. There are number of various products that are derived from this particular seal. This happens to be a major source of business in certain countries. Those such as Norway, Canada, and… View Article

Evolution of Power Distance in Russia

Several authors such as Hofstede, Shwarz and Trompenaars investigated the characteristics of power distribution in different societies, each with their own accents. Hofstede uses the criteria of power distance. It describes to what extend a countries population accepts that power in organisations and institutions is unquelly divided. In other words ; is the power distribution… View Article

Compare and Contrast the Causes of the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions in Russia

In 1905 and 1917 Russia was tormented by chaotic revolutions. The workers and the intelligentsia had arrived at the point of hating the autocracy because they could no longer endure the suffering, hunger and repression that the tsarist policies brought with them. Years later Lenin referred to the revolution of 1905 as a “dress rehearsal… View Article

After the Dance

Writing Topic: What point does Leo Tolstoy’s story “After the Dance” (pgs. 71-75) make about Russian society? What moments or details in the story help to convey this point? Explain in a carefully written essay, supporting your argument with evidence from the text. Tolstoy’s “After the Dance” is essentially a representation of Russian history and… View Article