Monthly Archives: February 2013

What Causes A Revolution?

After discussing this topic in class for a while, and not coming up with a definitive answer, I thought that maybe I could get some more ideas/opinions on the matter. We debated what it took to start a revolution. Was … Continue reading

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World War III

After reading and discussing a little bit about the first wold war, and knowing a little bit about the second. I began to think about a third world war.  Before the first world war, Russia seemed to be improving, but … Continue reading

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“When the people fear their government,

…there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty”. -Thomas Jefferson. Upon finding this Jefferson quote, it caught my eye because it brought me back through all of the revolutions we have covered throughout the year thus … Continue reading

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Reactions to Economic Unrest

World War I had a tremendous impact on the Russian economy. Prices skyrocketed due to the expenses of Russian efforts and there was a paucity of food. There was a lack of sufficient transportation, which caused much of the food … Continue reading

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Communism Breaking the Cycle

In The Communist Manifesto on page 241, Marx states, “The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.” Marx is examining the history of society and observing that one class tends to have the majority of influence … Continue reading

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