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.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: Casualties of Cold War Hysteria

A 6 page (4 pp. + 2 pp. Annotated Bibliography) paper that evaluates the Communist hysteria that gripped America during the late 1940s and early 1950s and evaluates the allegations that led to the arrest and trial of the New York couple on espionage charges. Specifically considered are whether they received a fair trial led to their arrest, conviction, and ultimately their execution in June 1953 in light of the rampant anti-Communist sentiments of the time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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.

"The Communist Manifesto": Combination Of Political And Economic Themes

5 pages in length. The ways in which The Communist Manifesto combines political themes discussed in the context of the French Revolution with the economic development of the Industrial Revolution are illustrated through the philosophy that was purely Karl Marx, addressing his views on the collapse of several regimes which had previously adopted capitalism, as well as delving deep into his interpretation of important aspects of the concept of capitalism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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 Cold War: Its History and Effects

This is a 10 page paper discussing the events that led up to the Cold War. Major causes and issues are included and the overall effect of the war is discussed. The gradual build up of forces on both the capitalist Western side and the communist Eastern side are included. The paper focuses on the major countries involved. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Communist Manifesto: Its Development and Changes Based on the Revolutions in Europe

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Communist Manifesto from its formation and the influence of the French Revolution to its revision inspired by the European revolutions of 1848, the year it was published. The revised Manifesto emphasized action and interaction and was adopted by the European unions which still are strong symbols today of the equality working classes within the state. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Women's Suffrage Movement in Historical Perspective

This 3 page paper provides a historical reference for the movement. Changing aspects in the world--the Industrial Revolution, the publication of the Communist Manifesto--are taken into consideration. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Sir Thomas More's 'Utopia' & The Communist State

A 5 page paper analyzing the ways in which Thomas More's idealized society, described in his book Utopia, could be said to be Communist. The paper concludes that the actual aims of Karl Marx and More were different; Marx was calling for a social revolution, and More was calling for a moral one. Bibliography lists three sources including book.

Son of the Revolution

A five page paper which considers life in China under the Maoist regime, as described by Liang Heng in Son of the Revolution. The paper looks at the impact which the Communist Party had on social culture, political thought and family life.

Leon Trotsky’s “Their Morals and Ours”

A 6 page paper which examines the first chapter of Leon Trotsky’s book “Their Morals and Ours.” Trotsky’s work is also compared to Karl Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto” and Edmund Burke’s “The Reflections on the Revolution in France.” Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

McCarthyism and the Cold War

An 8 page research paper that focuses on the McCarthy era and how it fitted into the overall political atmosphere of the Cold War. The writer argues that there was a communist threat in the 1950s‹both domestically and abroad, but that McCarthy and other anticommunist transformed this into a political tool for discrediting liberalism and New Deal policies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Rethinking the Cold War

A 6 page analysis of "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History" by John Lewis Gaddis. The writer presents a summation of the author's main points and argues that the main theme of the book is that the Cold War resulted solely from the ideological imperatives of the Communist Party and the actions of the Soviets. No additional sources cited.

Chen/The Dragon's Village

A 5 page essay that analyzes Yuan-tsung Chen's autobiographical novel The Dragon's Village. The writer contrasts and compares the Communist revolution in China to the changes brought on by industrialization in capitalist countries. No additional sources cited.

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.