“Why was Russia so hard to govern in the 19th Century?” Russia was so hard to govern in the 19th Century due to the political situation, angry people and diverse economy. Firstly, the Tsar/ina was so out of touch with the public by the time it became possible for things to start changing in countries that even though they now had the power to make changes they wouldn’t know what needed changing by this point. This meant the relationship between the people and the Tsar/ina was so strained that it was hard to govern a country that weren’t in touch with their leader. Another leading factor was that the strained relationship and lack of support from their leader meant that the people were angry and so they did not trust their leader nor give them the support they would need to make changes for the benefit of the county. With a lack of communication on both sides and an unhappy country, it would have been very difficult to govern such a hostile environment as no members of public would have followed the laws or asks of their leader.
As it was them who started the protest which turned into a revolution and also they were the ones behind the mutiny of the troops. However, the military was having many problems such as the war was going horribly wrong with many casualties, poor commanding from officers and limited military resources and equipment. The peasants were doing the fighting and the dying. So this could be a small contributing factor to the fall of the Romanov's on several different reasons. Firstly the tsar did not help the peasants personally, but instead leave the burden to the prime ministers when they cannot rule like a democracy today.
* Lost terriorty in Poland & Western Russia – PG were blamed for losses just like the Tsar was when took charge. * War made finical problems – Inflation still a problem and food shortages were high. * Russia expected these things to be stored out – PG short-lived because they were full of empty promises. Promised land reform to the peasants ( made up a large amount of the population , Bolshevik priority was to keep them on their side) no action was taken * Couldn’t guarantee food supplies as because soviet controlled the railways. * Political reform also promised political reform in an attempt to stop the revolutionaries but no action was taken.
In the battle of Tannenburg the loss was very drastic; 30000 men wounded or killed, 95000 captured and 500 guns. This portrays the heavy defeat that Russia and this dropped moral in the army and at home in Russia. This shows the losing of the battle created a growth in opposition against the Tsar due to the public of Russia blaming the Tsar as he commanded the troops to go to war. Peasants felt annoyed and angry and Nicholas. This strengthened the opposition against the Tsar.
In my opinion Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) was a massive failure. As the US did not meet its official aims and objectives of stopping the spread of communism to Vietnam. It caused a lot of inexperienced soldiers to lose their lives. Also having a major effect on America its self as the country battled to juggle money to afford the cost of the war. But one of the hardest battle’s for the US was to keep their own countries support.
Having a war caused inflation, government spending rose from 4-30 million, taxation increased, and money became practically worthless and the price of food and fuel quadrupled. This made people angry as they could not afford supplies for themselves and their families, which made them, turn to the Tsar for help but he wasn’t seen to be doing much about the effects of war on the people at home. Furthermore, as well as not being able to
The other people were middle class people, who were more educated and wealthier than the worker class, but still minor against the tsar. Nicholas II wasn’t a good ruler: he avoided important decisions, neglected the importance of the policy and suppressed any resistance. He tried to crush any fears of a revolution by entering a war and consequently uniting his country, but his war tactics weren’t glorious. Russia’s people, the ones who accepted the life for many years, started to stir up, for example workers were striking, but their actions were brutally wiped out. As long as the tsar had his army he was unconquerable.
People were afraid of the domino theory. They were afraid if South Vietnam fell to communism that the rest of Southeast Asia would follow. With time the American people grew tired of the war. When Charlie was hard to find and there was no end to the war, nobody wanted to be involved anymore. Americans were so tired of the war that the feelings were reflected in the election of Johnson vs Nixon.
Professor Pierce HIST 2020-501 “Regulated Influence” Without the free market enterprise the country would fail. You could see civil liberties slip away one by one. The freedoms of each and every person could be at stake. The American way of life could cease to exist. In the late 1800s times were tough, living and working was brutal, due to the conditions and the lack of safety regulations, scarce supplies of food, over population due to the vast amounts of immigrants filled the cities, money was hard to come by, because monopolies were controlling the market place, influencing consumer pricing and purchasing the “haves” could get it, while the “have not’s” had to fight for it (Doc-4).
At home, there had been anti-Semitic attitudes where the natives did not want more refugees in their country. The economic conditions during the prewar period made US not to encourage the letting in, of more people as refugees (Abzug 72). As such, there were widespread sentiments that the economy could not accommodate more people. From 1939 to 1941, most attention of the people had turned towards military events of that time. Most Americans were being confronted by what was appearing as the Nazi’s unchallenged conquest of entire