Essay Notes How far were the economic problems responsible for Stalin’s decision to replace the New Economic Policy in 1928 with the First Five Year Plan? Introduction –The question is focused on the economic policies pursued by the government in the 1920s and the reasons behind the dramatic changes in 1928. Were the reasons purely economic or must other factors be taken into account? Development • Why did Stalin stop supporting the NEP and start supporting rapid industrialisation? • Did the NEP really fail or did it suit Stalin to make it look as though it had?
Russia Questions by topic D3: Russia 1881-1924 | Alexander III and Nicholas II up to 1914 | Alexander IIIHow far did Alexander III bring political and social change to Russia?To what extent does Alexander III deserve the title of “reactionary”? | OppositionHow far do you agree that the use of repression was the main reason for the weakness of opposition to Tsarism in the years 1881–1914?How far were divisions among its opponents responsible for the survival of Tsarist rule in the years 1881–1905?Why did opposition to the Tsarist regime increase between 1881 and 1904? | ReformTo what extent did Russia undergo economic and political reform in the years 1906–14?How far do you agree that the economy of Tsarist Russia was transformed in the years to 1914?How far was Tsarist autocracy modified in the years 1906-14? How far were the social and economic reforms under Stolypin a success? How far do you agree with the view that the October Manifesto was a significant change in Tsarist Russia?To what extent was the Tsarist system of government modified in the years 1881–1914?
Stalin's five year plan concentrated on the development of iron and steel, machine-tools, electric power and transport. 5. what were the causes and effects of the great purge? The Great Purge is a term for a series of repressive measures in the Soviet Union in the late 1930s. 6. how did soviet foreign policy lead to difficult relations with the west? To heighten the urgency of his demands for modernization, Stalin portrayed the Western powers as warmongers eager to attack them.
Question #70: Analyze the strategies, successes and failures of two of the listed enlightened despots in Eastern Europe (Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, Joseph ll). During the mid 18th century to the late 18th century Catherine the Great of Russia and Frederick the Great of Prussia had many more successes than failures. Catherine and Frederick improved their country through wars. Catherine’s reforms did not promote equality and Frederick did not gain any power in the Seven Years’ War. Catherine sought to westernize Russia and Frederick used war to bring together Prussia.
Germany PAPER 1b – Germany Depth Study 1918-45 Revision Booklet Why did the Weimar Republic face so much opposition in Germany in the years 1919-23? The Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany must pay reparations to the Allies. In August 1923, a loaf of bread cost 3,465 marks. The Munich Putsch took place in 1923. Was the Weimar republic strong until the Wall Street Crash in 1929?
“Political repression was the most important factor in bringing stability to Russia after the 1905 revolution.” How far do you agree with this statement? When analysing how Russia stabilised itself after he 1905 revolution, we have to consider the main factors: political repression and reform. The statement “political repression was the most important factor in bringing stability to Russia after the 1905 revolution” it’s suggesting that one is more important than the other. I’m going to analyse to what extent both factors helped in stabilising the country and how they did so. Looking at repression, the problems they dealt with and how they solved them: the terrorist attacks and harsh punishments, reform groups and the black hundreds and finally the revolutionary ideas and closing of newspapers and trade unions.
Case Study: The Russian Ruble Crisis and its Aftermath Overview The case “Russian Ruble crisis and its aftermath” gives a brief description of the crisis that the Russian currency went through after the fall of communism. The case provides a prelude which gives the background of the problem, it then delves into the actual crisis and the issues that happened at that time that shaped the aftermath of the crisis. The fall of communism had split the Soviet Union into different nations, Russia being the largest of them. The Russian government in an effort to decentralize the economy which was crumbling, introduced various programs to transform the country. One such step was to remove price controls, although price controls saw an increase in prices.
This investigation will deal with the origins of the Russian revolution in the months of 1917, and address the political, social and economic causes of the Bolshevik revolution. In order to answer this question, this investigation will first provide an overview of the events leading to the Russian revolution in 1917, and then compare various factors such as the Bolsheviks effective leadership with shortage of food and resources. This would be done with the help of scholastic history reference books like Alan Wood’s ‘Origins of Russian Revolution’ and reliable history educational portals such as “1917:Bolsheviks seize power” Seventeen Moments of Soviet History written by Siegelbaum Lewis. Summary of Evidence The Bolshevik party was a minority of the Marxists within the social democratic party, who believed that the proletariat required immediate and professional leadership in its upcoming battle with the capitol elites. The tsarist rule came to an end in February when 240 000 striking workers railed against poor labour condition and food shortage.
‘An economic success, but a human failure’ – how accurate is this interpretation of Stalin’s economic policies of the 1930’s Stalin’s economic policies during the 1930s was to introduce Collectivization and the Five Year plan: both were aimed to boost Russia’s industrialization and agriculture within a short period of time in order to catch up to the world’s leading powers, that is, America and Britain at the time. In Stalin’s perspective, it was necessary to go to any lengths to reverse the backward economy of the country as fast as possible to overtake other countries. Without it, he viewed it as a defeat to the Socialist fatherland and a loss of international independence. This essay will examine the economic successes of his policies and whether they were fully achieved. In addition it will also examine the human failures; this would be defined as human loss, death and or a decrease in living conditions and quality of life.
What changes did the Crimean War bring to the countries involved? It was the war that started the change in the British military which ultimately saw the end to the system whereby a wealthy man could purchase a commission for himself, or his son. The war bolstered the young Second Empire of Napoleon III, and it helped indirectly with the unification of Italy and the creation of the German state, and it delayed for a while the slow decay of the ottoman empire 4. Explain extraterritoriality? The word "extraterritoriality" is often used interchangeably with the word "exterritoriality" to denote the special status of foreign ambassadors, who enjoy the right of exemption from the local jurisdiction.