Buchner And Koestler: The Tides Of Revolution

Georg Buchner's play on the French Revolution, Danton's Death, and Arthur Koestler's novel, Darkness at Noon, both portray the consequences of opposing a popular revolution. This 5 page essay explores the similarities and differences between the French and Bolshevik Revolutions in light of these two literary works. No additional sources are listed.

French Revolution of 1789/Pivotal Point in History

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that came afterward. Examination of this topic shows that there is a great deal of validity to the position that the French Revolution was the most significant historical event of this era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Did The American Revolution Help Spur The French Revolution ?

A 14 page comparison & contrast research paper citing the causes, actions, and results of each of these historic revolutions. The writer concludes that each war was fought for obviously different reasons and in markedly different ways. Nevertheless, the American Revolution did have some influence upon the French Revolution even though the latter would have occurred eventually anyway. Bibliography lists approximately 10 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.

History of Russian Nationalism

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in regards to how it contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union. Bibliography lists 7 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.

American Slaves and Russian Serfs / Comparison and Contrast

In 9 pages, the author compares and contrasts American slaves and Russian serfs. In comparing American slaves and Russian serfs, one must realize the dramatic differences between the two. Yes, both were slaves, but American slaves had no rights. Russian serfs actually were able to submit lawsuits in order to seek emancipation. This type of action was not within the realm of American slaves. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Justifying the Russian War in Chechnya

This 8 page report discusses the Russian war in Chechnya. As with so many of the battles going on around the world, the Russian war in the province of Chechnya is one that is difficult to understand and appears to change on an almost daily basis. Numerous issues are at stake in the confrontation, not the least of which is the determination of the Russian Federation to maintain what it sees as its cohesiveness and territorial integrity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

This 15 page paper analyzes the writings of seven experts on the Russian Revolution. These thesis are examined for overall content, cause of the war, scope, relevancy, and application. Examples cited and quoted from each text. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Latin American Revolutions in Guatemala and Chile

This 6 page paper discusses the revolutions in Chile and Guatemala and argues that Guatemala’s revolution was largely the result of outside influences while Chile’s unrest came from within. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Relevance of Revolutions

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The paper concludes that the French Revolution contributed much to society, but clearly, the Enlightenment was broader in terms of its influence. Bibliography lists 3 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 Soviet Union, The U.S. and The Korean War

This five-page -paper discusses the Russian involvement in the Korean War. When the Russians opened access to their archives in 1992 evidence was found that proved the Russian involvement. Bibliography lists four sources.

Confrontation in European History

A 5 page paper discussing several of the most dramatic moments in European history in regards to military involvement and revolution. The books used in this examination are “The Challenge of The West,” by Lynn Hunt, “Nineteenth-Century Europe,” by Jan Goldstein and John Boyer eds., “Death's Men,” by Denis Winter, and “Maus II,” by Art Speigelman. Events discussed include the Paris Commune, the Bolshevik Revolution, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. In relationship to the driving force of European politics, as discussed, the decisive forces between 1848 and 1989 appear to be both socialism and nationalism, depending upon the particular event and time period. No additional sources cited.

Are Political Revolutions Worth The Cost

A 5 page paper in which the writer concludes that political revolutions are worth the cost, human, individual, and financial, even if they do not achieve their objectives. To support the premise, the writer uses some of the most well-known revolutions as examples – the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.