Explain your answer. (16 marks) You may use the following information to help you with your answer: *The use of propaganda *The purges *The show trials *Control over education OR 3b) Was the Stakhanovite Movement the main reason for the rapid expansion of Soviet industry in the 1930s? Explain your answer. (16 marks) You may use the following information to help you with your answer: *The Stakhanovite Movement *Gosplan *The First Five-Year Plan *Role of
Serbia attempted to take more land at one time from the area of Croatia. In Croatia, there is more useful land. 4. I think the most important factors shaping the boundaries were the wars and who was in control. Religion and ethnicity were the most important cultural reasons for the waging of wars internally.
The essence of this form of nationalism is to promote national interest. The idea of this form of nationalism is based in the nation’s patriotism and the willingness of its citizens to associate the nation with the state political position. In this case the state becomes more representative of its citizens will and also promotes loyalty amongst the citizens towards the state. In order to make account of whether we are living in the world of nations or in the world of states one would distinguish between the state and the nation. There has been a great misuse of these two concepts as interchangeable or a synonyms of one another whereas there are fundamental differences between these two
To what extent was the deterioration in Sino-soviet relations in the years 1958-69 due to personal rivalries? Tensions between China and Russia had long existed but the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China had produced a profound shift in the dynamics of the cold war. From a position of greatly strengthening the power and position of the communist bloc in the period from 1949 to 1956, China had by 1972, split irrevocably with the USSR and brought about a rapprochement with its former enemy the USA. Although this change seemed on the face of it to be a dramatic turn, it was largely the result of continuity in Chinese foreign policy; the desire to protect Chinese national security against foreign powers. The change in Chinese policy was to shatter the perception of a bipolar world that existed since the beginning of the cold war.
Ronald E. Powaski, Cold War: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1917-1991, goes in depth with origins of the Cold war and the relations between American-Soviet rivalry. Powaski challenges the reader to think of the war in new ways and provides an innovative perspective on the conflicts of the two countries. He shows that both America and Soviet were expansionist nations with developments that influenced history. He also emphasis on the new development that have added on to the countries rivalry relationship and highlights what ties them together in conflict. Powaski argues that “That the Cold War was inevitable.
Realigning elections offer voters the opportunity to have a large and lasting impact on national policy. In responding to these issues and then by endorsing the action of the party that takes power, the electorate helps to establish a new governing philosophy and its associated policies. A realignment is maintained in part through the development of loyalties among first-time voters to the new governing party and its policies. Realignments have occurred around the time of the Civil War, during the 1890s, and during the Great Depression of the 1930s (FDR and the New Deal). Some argued that the GOP sweep of Congress and many state governorships in the 1994 midterm elections represented a new realignment, yet the Republicans suffered a setback in the 1996 election.
The quick move to military mobilization—now with nuclear weapons—that followed World War II led to a new type of conflict: the cold war. To generations of American politicians, from the late 1940s to the early 1990s, the ideological struggle between the capitalist/democratic United States and the communist Soviet Union seemed, as John F. Kennedy stated in his 1961 inaugural address, a "long twilight struggle." To what degree was the cold war a battle between rival European ideologies? We will explore this question. In addition, we will examine the impact of decolonization, in which process Asians, Africans, and the people of Latin America created new types of politics and struggles based on their own traditions in interaction with not only the cultures of their colonizers, but an emerging world culture.
That is to say that world history attempts to tell us how we got to where we are by telling the story of individual nations and how they all evolved. World historians would argue that this is sufficient to explain the world around us. Mazlish uses the definition of world history that describes it as “ The whole history of the whole
In this weeks articles, there seemed to be an ongoing theme of nationalism that the two authors, Van Evera and Suny, seemed to embrace the subjectivities of the role of nationalism. Both authors discussed the dangers of nationalism in Eastern Europe, mainly in the regions of the former Soviet Union. In this reflection, I will be discussing why I believe that the greatest risks of war are due to the political/environmental factors in Van Evera’s article, “Hypotheses on Nationalism and War,” in comparison to the structural and perceptual factors that Suny’s article “Constructing Primordialism: Old Histories for New Nations.” Also, I will be discussing how the feelings of nationalism are easily able to be converted into antinationalism, and what
However, Adolph Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, and Stalin’s Soviet Union threatened American democracy. World War II brought on new challenges for the FBI. As Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, conquered Europe, the American Depression continued. The Depression provided the opportune time for radicalism in the United States as it did in Europe. European Fascists had their counterparts and supporters in the United States in the German-American Bund, Silver Shirts, and similar groups.