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Manufacturing Revolution - A Book Review
Too often we think that studying a moment in history is easy and very black and white. Events such as the American Revolution are more than just one side against another. There are many with various factors causing the altercation to actually be a quite complicated event.
The Soviet Reason for Agriculture Collectivism
Part of Stalin’s plan was to pull the entire agriculture of the nation into a policy of collectivism. It was a political move to expand power and create more control over the people of the Soviet Union.
The Beauty of the Silver Age of Russian Culture
The Silver Age of Russia was a revival of the Golden Age of Russian literature that extended beyond the written word and touched every part of Russian culture.
Great Reforms of Alexander II
During the reign of Alexander II, many reforms were instituted that changed Russia forever. These reforms brought the nation in line with Western Europe and helped the nation find a firmer footing within itself and with the rest of the world. Yet, these reforms did not come without a cost.
Night - A Book Review
We read about historical events, and we watch documentaries and movies. But to make it real, we read personal accounts. A well-written and personal account of the Holocaust is found in Elie Wiesel’s book, Night.
Humanism Making Religion Personal Again
As Luther “carried the study of Ovid, Virgil, and Cicero, in particular, farther than was customary with the professed students of Humanism, and the same with the political works of more modern Latin writers”, he began to find the personal side of religion.
The Strength of Peter the Great of Russia
Peter the Great's personality and character was reflected in his rule and the new direction he took the great nation.
The False Dmitrii Phenomenon
The false Dmitrii’s gave Russia the chance to acquire a purity it had lost through corruption and intrigue.
Impact of Orthodox Church on Kievan Russia
Orthodox Christianity was present at the right time and place to become the religion of Kievan Russia and change its history.
Causes of the War of 1812
As with any conflict, there is rarely any one action that causes the final blow in declaring war. This can be said about the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States.
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