By Theodore R. Weeks
Across the innovative Divide: Russia and the USSR 1861-1945 deals a extensive interpretive account of Russian heritage from the emancipation of the serfs to the top of worldwide warfare II.<ul type="disc">* offers a coherent review of Russia's improvement from 1861 via to 1945* displays the newest scholarship via taking a thematic method of Russian historical past and bridging the ‘revolutionary divide’ of 1917* Covers political, monetary, cultural, and way of life matters in the course of a interval of significant adjustments in Russian background* Addresses during the variety of nationwide teams, cultures, and religions within the Russian Empire and USSR* exhibits how the novel rules followed after 1917 either replaced Russia and perpetuated an fiscal and political pressure that maintains to persuade smooth society
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This, combined with continued peasant poverty, meant that in case of crisis the government lacked a broad base of social support. Precisely such a crisis was caused by the poor performance of the Russian army and navy against Japan in 1904–5, a crisis that developed into the revolution of 1905. The origins of the Russo-Japanese War may be traced to at least two fundamental causes: the weakness of China and Russia’s expansion toward the Pacific Ocean. To be sure, Russia had claimed territory along the Pacific coast for centuries, but it was only with the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the 1890s that sizeable numbers of Russians came to settle in the Far East, in particular in the railroad’s terminus at Vladivostok, a city founded only in 1860.
The Schlieffen Plan assumed that with its greater distances and weaker railroad network, Russian mobilization would require several weeks before the Russian army could pose a serious threat to Germany. 18 The Russian attack across that border in August 1914 deeply shocked German public opinion and forced the military to transfer troops from the western front, which may have been decisive in preventing French defeat. Once reinforcements for the German units in East Prussia arrived, however, the counterattack was 32 Politics devastating to the Russians.
The most important group dedicated to carrying out this revolutionary program was Land and Liberty, which soon divided between a moderate faction that stressed education and propaganda among the peasants, and the more radical “People’s Will,” which advocated terrorist violence. In the years 1879–81 the People’s Will carried out a number of attempts on Alexander II’s life, blowing up the tsar’s train and even infiltrating the Winter Palace itself and detonating explosives there, destroying a ballroom where the tsar was supposed to have been.
Across the Revolutionary Divide: Russia and the USSR, 1861-1945 (Blackwell History of Russia) by Theodore R. Weeks