Russia and Westernization

A 5 page research paper that discusses the radical changes that Peter the Great instigated in Russia in the eighteenth century. The writer describes how Peter's goal was to reshape Russia in the cultural image of Europe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Russian History

This 22- page paper is comprised of four shorter papers dealing with Russia. The first is a 17-page paper that traces the history of Russia from ancient rulers, through the Romanov dynasty, the Decembrist revolution, the revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. It discusses the Communist period, and the post-Communist period, and touches on economic problems today as well as ethnic conflicts. Bibliography lists 6 sources. The second paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing some of Russia's cultural icons. Bibliography lists 1 source. The third paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing Russian and Soviet geography. Bibliography lists 2 sources. The fourth paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 2-page essay describing Russian demographics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions

This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Success of the Russian Revolution in 1917

This 8 page paper looks at the uprising in 1905 and why the Russian autocracy prevailed as compared with the success of the revolution in 1917. Marxism in Russia is explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

France, Austria and Russia

A five page paper which looks at some elements of the history of Austria, France and Russia between 1815 and 1919, with particular reference to state terrorism as a means of controlling dissent.

Strategies of the Axis Powers in World War II

An eight page paper which considers the ways in which the Axis powers might have employed alternative strategies and tactics during the Second World War in order to produce an outcome more favourable to them. The writer looks specifically at Russia’s engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front, the Battle of Midway, the Normandy Landings and the role of Mussolini in Italy’s military involvement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Warsaw Pact: A Vehicle for Russian Imperialism?

A 5 page discussion of the role of the 1955 Warsaw Pact in Russia's past and present imperialistic tendencies. Cautions that while the Warsaw Pact was dissolved with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian imperialism continues to present many concerns to world order. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Industrial Development In Russia / 1689 Through 1917

A 16 page paper discussing the industrial revolution in Russia throughout the rule of the Romanov dynasty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Skocpol's States and Social Revolution

In 7 pages, the author reports on Theda Skocpol's States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China, and discusses what she perceives to be the question Skocpol is trying to answer, Skocpol's main argument, the theory Skocpol draws, how this answer was reached, the methods used in research, flaws with the argument or theory, and critical comments are given. No additional source cited.

Economic Effects of War

A 4 page paper answering several questions along the lines of “Consider a poor, underdeveloped country. Would you expect such a country to maintain a trade surplus or a trade deficit? Why?” The unnamed country undertakes a quick but successful war, and many of the questions refer to that scenario in terms of government spending and the effects of various means (tax surcharge, war bonds, tax cuts) of paying for the war and its effects on the larger economy and world interest rates. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

NAFTA and the Plight of the American Laborer

An 8 page research paper on the negative effects of NAFTA on the blue collar worker. The writer explains that loss of jobs to Mexico has a bad economic, mental, and emotional effect on American workers and society. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Iran's Nuclear Position

A 5 page paper which discusses the position of Iran's nuclear capabilities as it effects the United States. Issues discussed include how this effects the interests of the United States, what dangers it poses to the United States and the world in general, what opportunities exist in relationship to advancing the interests of the United States, and an evaluation of the possible alternatives available to the United States in relationship to Iran's nuclear capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Wartime Economics

A 6 page paper discussing the general positive effects that the outbreak of war typically brings, followed by a discussion of conditions in Iraq prior to the beginning of Iraqi Freedom. War typically elevates a sagging economy, and such was the case with the short-lived Iraq war. Those positive effects are fleeting, however, as it becomes evident that reconstruction will require untold billions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Causes and Effects of the Mexican-American War

This 4 page paper discusses the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War. It argues that the basic causes were the Westward expansion of the United States and the annexation of Texas; effects include a huge increase in size, but unfortunately, increased tension between the two countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Some Causes and Effects of the Crusades

A 3 page paper discussing some of the causes and effects of the Crusades. History is filled with record of military conquests and in many cases the administration of tortures in the name of God. The Crusades was a collection of military invasions of Christian holy lands in response to Muslim assumption of control of those lands. Though the first Crusade was nearly 1,000 years ago, the effects of the Crusades are still recognizable today, particularly in religious intolerance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.