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The Soviet Money-Pit, Afghanistan

Soviet Union, as we all know, was a major player in the Cold War, and sought every advantage it could get over its United States counterpart.  The Soviet Union decided it would be best to expand its influence into the … Continue reading

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Mutually Assured Destruction?

The Soviet Union, after Stalin’s death in 1953, successfully detonated their first hydrogen bomb.  While the first detonation took place the year of 1954, work on the weapon began years before the first Soviet atomic bomb was even detonated.  Stalin … Continue reading

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The End of the Wehrmacht

This cartoon depicts the German Wehrmacht being halted by the newly established Russian defensive fortifications.  Originally rolling right over them, the Wehrmacht was faced with a crucial decision, whether or not it thought it would be able to defeat the … Continue reading

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A Conflict of Interest, the Chinese Railway

The Soviet and the Chinese clashed over the issue of control over a piece of the Chinese Eastern Railroad (CER).  Moving forward with the five-year plan, the expansion of the railways was a good chance to expand the Russian economy. … Continue reading

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Revolutions of the Army

Before the period of revolutions, the Russian army was composed of close to seven and a half million people.  A good number of these people were drawn from the peasantry, showing the state that the army was in.  Changes began … Continue reading

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The 1905 Revolution in Russia

The year of 1905 witnessed a particularly strong movement for reform and change throughout the nation.  More to the point, one aspect of the revolution that caught my interest how the movement swept everybody (workers, peasants, intelligentsia, and even clergymen) … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of a Sluice Dam, for the Russian Empire (By Lee Cole)

Image: Cementing the Foundation of a Sluice Dam In 1896, the beginnings of a sluice dam were laid out for the construction of the massive dam.  This dam was designed the help with the navigation of Volga river, which in … Continue reading

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