Lenin had also ended the war with Germany by signing the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. However, this was a humiliating treaty for Russia as the Germans had been extremely harsh and the treaty took land, industries and people from Russia. After the Reds’ victory in the civil war, Lenin set about creating the world’s first communist state. He introduced war communism whereby the people saw the rapid nationalization of all industries as well as the requisitioning of all surplus grain from the peasants. Even though this solved all the immediate needs of the communist state, the majority of the peasants were unhappy about the new policies and rebelled against the Bolsheviks.
In January 1905 Russia was forced to surrender their Port Arthur naval base in the north of China and in the months after the Japanese army defeated the Russian army in Manchuria. These defeats massively undermined the support for the Tsar and his regime. A series of further defeats in late 1905 made the Tsar and his regime even more unpopular the made him look even weaker and gave a large encouragement to the revolutionaries. Although the Russo-Japanese war was a main factor to the outbreak of the 1905 revolution it was not the factor that kicked it off, if you like. It was certainly a factor that accelerated the revolution.
These consequences were significant for many reasons, particularly due to their impact on society, allies and the opposition, as well as inducing the beginning of WWII. The first cause of Hitler becoming Chancellor was Germany signing the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919. After the end of WWI, the allies forced Germany to sign a peace treaty. In this treaty Germany was forced to take the blame for the War, pay reparations (which were set at 6.6 billion pounds in April 1921) as well as reducing their army to 100,000 men, getting rid of any air force, as well as being limited to 6 battleships. Germany also lost all overseas colonies, and their boundaries within Europe were reduced, losing in total 13.5% of their territory, which included losing 7 million people to neighbouring countries.
As a result they were prepared to take any jobs offered to them and to work hard until they were successful. They also had a driving ambition to put enough money together to buy a home in a good area. Many Asians were prepared to work very hard and also understood the value of education, and by 1981 1/3 of Indian men in Britain were highly qualified professionals and many were working in high technology industries and in banking, insurance, education and the law. By the 1960s many local shops were closing down but Asian immigrants revived corner shops which helped local
This caused a lot of distress amongst Russia’s population as well as depression. The war was thought of as a strategy to boost Russia’s morale and unite all the communities together to help the war effort, most importantly, to distract them from the current tension in the country. The war encouraged patriotism; it was soon obvious that Russia had hugely underestimated Japan’s strength and ability. This was also the first spontaneous outbreak of unrest which was directed at the Tsar, it made people lose their confidence in him. However, the Russo Japanese was not the only factor leading to Bloody Sunday, the start of the Revolution, other factors such as the Great Spurt and Alexander III’s manifesto – ‘the reaction’ also led to the start of the revolution.
Anh Nguyen Date 4/17/09 ENG 101 Vietnamese Immigrants in America According to the 2000 Census, there are currently 1,223,736 Vietnamese Americans. Vietnamese immigrants become a part of American society, and they are likely to belong to groups classified as ethnic minorities in the U. S. For many years, Vietnamese immigrants have come to America for pursuing the freedom life, for more opportunities and economic prosperity. It’s amazing how Vietnamese coming to America with nothing but hopes and sorrows have formed a new ethnic group on the American scene. However, along with the journey adjustment to American life, these newcomers encounter the differences in culture and profound generation conflict in their families. “Despite their stunning success, the Vietnamese have not adjusted to America without costs and difficulties” (Freeman 18).
All these led to the increase in demand for more democracy and affect the wellbeing of the Romanov dynasty. Secondly, I would discuss about the medium-term causes. They include the defeat in the Russo-Japanese war, the creation of duma, and the failure of political reforms because of Tsar Nicholas II’s firm decision of never giving up autocratic power. In 1905, the defeat in the Russo-Japanese war led to a series of social unrest, such as formation of soviets, general strikes and political killings. These photos are evidence of what some people did to express their dissatisfactory in1905, one about a demonstration and one about a train turned over by some striking workers.
In 1950, the Korean War began between the two sides. Since then, both countries have created their own way of life that includes their economy, government, and the way they live life. Brief History of Korean War during the Cold War The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea, South Korea, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea. It began on June 25, 1950 (Gosfield) when about 75,000 North Korean soldiers crossed the 38th Parallel (Korean War). The 38th Parallel is a location of the Demilitarized Zone, or the DMZ, which separates North and South Korea (Fry).
Necessity of the bomb lies with the amount of people that would have been killed in a land invasion, although it was vastly exaggerated. If next generation were raised on the path the Japanese were taking, they would grow up to become monsters. it saved many American Soldiers lives by stopping a land invasion of Japan and prisoners of war were being abused. But the Atomic bomb used against Japan was not necessary to end the war considering the numbers of American lives saved was vastly exaggerated, They were sending their battleships and pilots out on suicide missions as they were desperate, there was a vengeance for pearl harbour and racism towards the Japanese people, many victims of the bomb were civilians that had nothing to do with the war, the only reason Japanese weren’t surrendering is because they didn’t want to give up there emperor to the “unconditional surrender” and to demonstrate their power over the world. The bombing of Hiroshima was necessary to end the war as it would save many lives as suggests in source A “should adopt a position that rather than throw to this bomb we should have sacrificed a million American and a quarter of a million British live”.
Evolution of Buddhism in Korea Buddhism is a system of beliefs and practices, considered by many to be one of largest religions in the world. Since its foundation in India over 2,500 years ago, Buddhism has spread across the world, spawning a wide variety of forms (Buddhist Studies). The practices and traditions of these historical sects and schools may differ from one to another, but all share in common the fundamental character of Buddhism, a respect for and dedication to the Buddha and his teachings (Buddhist Studies). One particular historical form of Buddhism that has preserved the fundamental nature of Buddhism while developing its own unique characteristics is Buddhism in Korea. According to traditional accounts, Buddhism was founded in India in 623 BC by a Prince named Siddhartha Gautama.