Author Archives: Carly

Violence in Romania

After reviewing the fall of communism in all the different countries in class, Romania was the only one that led a violent revolution. Was there a reason for this? The other countries were able to defeat communism without having to … Continue reading

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The Peasants taking it too far

While we were reading the primary source by Mao Zedong today in class, there was one paragraph that I didn’t completely agree with. Mao talked about the peasants leading a full-blown revolution and how there was speculation about wether the … Continue reading

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Confucianism vs. Westernization

It’s hard to understand whether Westernization was beneficial for China or not. The readings talked about Confucian values and how China had been following these values for so long. Suddenly, foreign countries had concluded that the Confucian values were the root … Continue reading

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Reason for British Invasion

We discussed in class the negative and positive effect of British imperialism in India, but as someone brought up, I don’t understand why the British felt the need to expand their rule over India. Was it because they thought India … Continue reading

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Stalin’s reign of terror

I know we had a discussion about this in class the other day but I’m still confused as to why Stalin started his reign of terror. I understand how he did, and what methods he used to control the kulaks … Continue reading

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Popular support vs. Political leadership

During yesterday’s discussion, someone brought up the idea that both popular support and political leadership were both involved in the Bolsheviks success, and one lead to another. I believe that political leadership came first and the Bolsheviks’ strong leader, Lenin, … Continue reading

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The Cheka

As I was reading about the Russian Revolution for monday’s homework, the book mentioned the ‘Cheka’  which was the re-established old tsarist secret police and they would hunt down and kill thousands of real or supposed enemies. It said that … Continue reading

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