5(b): How far were the roles of Bismarck and Cavour decisive in the unification of Germany and Italy?
When the Tsarist regime in Russia was overthrown and the Bolshevik party under Lenin ruled
as a single party government, it was claimed by many that a Marxist regime had been
established. Many within the Bolshevik party were firm believers in the Marxist theory and
thought that the Soviet state would agree with Marx's ideas. There are some modern
historians who agree with this view, embracing the ideas of equality and fraternity and
believing that the Soviet state was the living embodiment of these beliefs. There are also
those who see that the Soviet state was something quite different from what Marx and indeed
Lenin had intended it to be. To find out whether the Soviet state defied Marxist theory or not,
is hardly a simple task of comparing the elements of the Soviet state with that of an ideal
Marxist state. One must look at how the regime arose, and in what circumstances, how
popular it was, and whether it was an inevitable manifestation. It is clear that the chief
coordinator of the revolution and founder of the movement, Vladimir Illyich Lenin died early
on in the regime. Therefore the change of rulers must be looked at closely to see whether
there were any major changes or internal disputes, which may cast doubt on the direction and
beliefs of the party. It is clear, therefore that to understand and assess whether the Soviet state
defied Marxist theory or not, one has to look at a number of features and assess their
importance. Perhaps also, it is worth considering how important Marxism is as an ideology,
that is to say, was it bound to fail? Has it ever succeeded in other regimes? If not then why
not? These are the issues that I will attempt to deal with in this...
German History essays:
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... involved with this support group for victims of the Nazi regime. In 1936 a memorandum addressed to Hitler, from the Confessional Church and criticising the anti-Semitic policies of the government was ...
Critically assess the role of terror and violence in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship between 1933 and 1939
... the party now concentrated on anti - social and racial elements of society. New targets from 1935 included, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, 'asocials', habitual criminals, sex offenders, gypsies and Jews . The creation of the new Gestapo system culminated with a ...
... a state" believing the interests of the army were more important than those of the state. This became another threat to the government. Yet another problem cause by the Right was the Munich Putsch. In November 1923, the Nazi Party tried ...
The main reason why there was little opposition to the Nazi regime was its use of propaganda. explain how far you agree with this statement.
... you agree with this statement. From 1933, the Nazi regime and Hitler had almost total control over Germany. However, this was not all because the ... carried out murders in the night to whoever opposed the German government Nazi party. In the day time, propaganda was publicised and used frequently, ...
... him, historians and highlighted in many of his speeches and biographies. I do not agree with this view of the Prussian statesman as in this way he could weigh up consequences of each cause of action and improvise with the elements ...