Essays Tagged: "Tsar"

Alfred Nobel

arted a mechanical workshop which provided equipment for the Russian army and he also convinced the Tsar and his generals that naval mines could be used to block enemy naval ships from threatening the ...

(6 pages) 90 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays

Christianity in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and punishment". An overview

Nineteenth-Century Russia (Morsm 50). Dostoyevsky revolutionary stirrings were not unnoticed by the Tsar's secret police, and, in 1849, Dostoyevsky was sentenced to a mock execution followed by ten ye ...

(10 pages) 140 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Alexander Pushkin "The Queen of Spades" Hermann and Greed

t, as well as to designate the origin of Hermann's madness.Hermann is a young German soldier in the Tsar's army who dreams of becoming a member of the Russian elite. After an evening at a friend's, he ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Causes of the 1917 russian revolution

were taking place a long way from St Petersburg, (the capital), it would be very difficult for the Tsar and his forces to reach them and control them in time. To try and solve the great problem of it ... te cheap black bread, cabbage soup and buck wheat porridge and drank vodka.The ruler of Russia, the Tsar, was an autocrat. He had complete power and could do what he liked without consulting anyone. H ...

(10 pages) 167 0 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Reasons why Communism fails in Eastern Europe.

tead of ruler; he wanted to create a ruler-less state. Marx thought that the ruthless government of Tsar had already spoiled the workers and sooner or later there would be revolution. It was just a ma ... f guaranteed employment appealed to the Russian citizens that lived under the halt governing of the Tsar. But these 'promise' was never been true. Under the communist, the condition of life was no bet ...

(10 pages) 193 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

February Revolution in Russia of 1917.

ignored the police, the military forces were sent in, and these mutinied, joining the workers. The Tsar ordered the duma to close, it defied him, and met with the Soviet. Respected army commanders pe ... the duma to close, it defied him, and met with the Soviet. Respected army commanders persuaded the Tsar to abdicate, and members of the old duma and soviets formed the Dual Authority, ending the Tsar ...

(7 pages) 59 2 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"Russia in 1894 was a country with many problems" - Discuss this view of Russia

f Russia at this time, and also what was done to try to reunite it.At this time, Russia was under a Tsarist government. This meant that there was one absolute ruler, who inherited his position as a me ... ake their advice. From 1881, people were not allowed to express their political views or oppose the Tsar. Autocracy had several strengths, such as things could get done very quickly, and there was an ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why were the Bolsheviks successful in Russia, October 1917?

The old Russian society was a brutal capitalist society, headed by a king called the Tsar. The country was controlled by wealthy capitalists allied with big landowners, who supported th ... h the French and the British, desperately tried to prevent even more upheaval. They agreed that the Tsar of Russia would have to go. Tsars had ruled Russia as emperors for hundreds of years, but now t ... olsheviks, led by Lenin, stood alone for a second revolution- they said that after overthrowing the Tsar (the first revolution), the time had come to move on to the proletarian socialist revolution. I ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

George Balanchine.

er a violinist. Even with all the music in his home, Balanchine believed he would become one of the Tsar's cadets (Balanchine 515). His mother had another idea.One day, as his mother was visiting the ... eater would change his life (Balanchine 516)."Productions at the Maryinsky were opulent as only the Tsar could afford" (Balanchine 518-519). Unfortunately, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in March 1917, an ...

(8 pages) 43 0 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Peter the Great.

Peter the GreatPeter the Great, tsar and later emperor of Russia is coupled to the Westernization of Russia and its rise as a great ... he next year Peter was born, a strong and healthy child. Fyodor III, after succeeding his father as tsar, died without an heir in 1682. A harsh struggle for the throne between the two families, the Na ... loslavskys, resulted. The Naryshkins gained an early victory, and nine year old Peter was announced tsar in April of 1682. His mother became regent because of Peter's youth, while relatives and friend ...

(5 pages) 106 3 2.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Comparison between characters in George Orwells novel "animal Farm" and real life political figures in the time of soviet russia.

level as all the other animals. This is similar to when starlin took leadership or Russia after the tsar was expelled from his country by the people. Starlin then renamed Russia the U.S.S.R.Napoleon i ...

(2 pages) 69 2 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Why did the provisional government [of Russia before Communism and Lenin gained control post-WW1 after the fall of the Tsar fail?

the war and the shortages it caused- it was a major cause of the March revolution to overthrow the Tsar. The war was already going badly when the June-July Russian offensive was a complete disaster. ... e is its weakness and its mistakes. The war and discontent following the conditions that forced the Tsar to abdicate still remained when the provisional government was formed. As stated above, a major ...

(5 pages) 47 1 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Peter the Great.

gures in Russian history. Peter had many great accomplishments and is celebrated as one of the best tsars ever to rule Russia. Peter the Great was the first emperor of Russia. With his superior army, ... ong and health child, was born the very next year. Alexis's other son, Fyodor III, succeeded him as tsar, but died without a heir in 1682. A struggle for the throne subsequently occurred between the t ...

(8 pages) 86 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Russia Did the 1905 Revolution fail?

Q.Did the 1905 Revolution fail?The Revolution of 1905 did not work in getting rid of the Tsar that was in power at the time, however it was seen as being revolutionary, and the revolution d ... cession that was peaceful and they were unarmed demonstrators carrying a petition to present to the Tsar at the Winters Palace in St. Petersburg. However, the Tsar was away, as a result the guards too ... urg a Soviet (committee of workers representatives) was set up with Trotsky as the co-chairman. The Tsar was forced to make concessions. In August of the same year, he had promised to set up a Duma (a ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

What caused the Romanov Dynasty to fall? Explain the fall and decline of the Romanov Dynasty.

The Romanovs had ruled Russia since 1613. When the last tsar of all, Nicholas II, was appointed to the throne in 1894, there was no hint of the fate that aw ... da and the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church encouraged his people to love and respect their tsar and look on him as a father who had the right to rule them.Nicholas II ruled a police state, ca ... ons. Russians people demanded the redress of numerous political, social, and economic problems. The Tsar persisted in the belief that to grant reforms would undermine his autocratic power.Peasant pove ...

(7 pages) 104 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Using the film Nicholas and Alexandra and your own knowledge account for the fall of the Romanov Dynasty

an Empire over three centuries was to crumble in 1917 in the hands of Nicholas Romanov II- the last Tsar. Although much of the blame is placed on Nicholas himself, other factors must be taken into con ... ttle. Unfortunately, Japan overpowered Russia with a string of crushing naval defeats, exposing the Tsar's incapabilities, financially crippling the Empire, and increasing discontent, leading to talk ...

(7 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Nothing short of war could have any effect on the Russian system of government." How accurate is this view of the Tsarist system of government from 1800 to 1917?

I believe that throughout history, the Tsars felt threatened. They then reformed in order to stay in power, and to stay in for power alone. ... to stay in power, and to stay in for power alone. However, this mindset only had an effect when the Tsar's power was threatened. Nevertheless, I believe that to find the factors that had an effect on ... eral. Firstly, the realisation that one's country was backward and prone to invasion threatened the Tsar's power, which then induced political change. He realised that if something was not done to imp ...

(5 pages) 28 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did the Revolution fail to topple the Tsar in 1905, but succeed in 1917?

Why did the Revolution fail to topple the Tsar in 1905, but succeed in 1917?The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the ... rial sectors were suffering, there does seem to have been support, or general good-will towards the Tsar. It is often suggested that the people did not blame him, but those around him for the state of ... Gapon, later one of the Revolution's most vigorous supporters wrote a letter to be delivered to the Tsar which contained the lines "Do not believe the ministers. They are cheating thee in reguard to t ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did the Tsar of russia abdicate following the revolution of 1917 but not following the revolution of 1905

The Tsar abdicated following the revolution of 1917 but he did not abdicate after the 1905 revolution th ... tions both had differences, these were the factors that determined the survival and the fall of the Tsar.In February 1904 war broke out between Russia and Japan in which became known as the Russo-Japa ... on began, co-ordinated by the Union of Liberation, these demonstrations were an attempt to make the Tsar transform the Russian government from an autocracy into a constitutional monarchy. Many people ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Revolutions of Russia in 1917

events in Russia in 1917 stemmed from a number of causes but the primary one was the tyranny of the Tsar. The unfair and cruel use of power by the Tsar to satisfy himself and furthermore ignore the ne ... often found that both working and living conditions were terrible. Little concern was shown by the Tsar for the workers health and safety which produced a strong urgency by many to find solutions to ...

(3 pages) 48 2 4.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers