Author: Melissa Jacob

Comment on Reform or Bust by Melissa Jacob

I think this post was well set up because you showed the progression of the economic downfall and then what Lenin to try and fix the economy. It showed what the New Economic Policy did for the economy.

Comment on “The Americans” by Melissa Jacob

I have watched this show before and it shows how much different our society is from the way it was back when the show was set. It is so different to see that an entire family was involved in the spying and secrecy because usually in our culture today w…

Comment on Neutron, The Radioactive Horse by Melissa Jacob

Your post was very interesting and informative. It is helpful that you highlight the fact that humans have been banned from living in the area that was affected by Chernobyl. It is also amazing that scientists are using this area to study as an ecologi…

Comment on Afghanistan: The Great Disgraceful War by Melissa Jacob

This post was very in depth and well thought out. It brought up points about the Soviet Union in the Second World War and how the Soviet Army handled different hardships. Discussing the points of contention between the two wars helps to bring in differ…

Comment on The Event That Started It All by Melissa Jacob

In every uprising that a nation goes through, there is always a point that the revolutionaries are trying to prove and they are also trying to get rid of the head of government or whatever ruling body exists. In the case of the Russian Revolution that …

Comment on The Empire that was Russia by Melissa Jacob

This post was interesting to read because it focused mainly on the railroad systems and how this was connecting the different ports of Murmansk to Moscow. This brings to light the importance of the railway system in Russia and is an important player in…