Category: 2nd Weekly Edition

Repression and the Russian Revolution

Considering recent actions taken by the Executive Branch of the US government, what stood out to me the most about analyzing the Russian Revolution of 1905 were the extensive issues revolving around religion and nationality that led to much violence and unrest in Russia during this time period. This ethnic repression and discrimination comes as […]

A Reason to Skip Sunday Mass

The 1905 Russian Revolution In 1905 Russia experienced widespread political and social unrest, which lead to series of reforms. Actions of the revolution included: factory worker strikes, peasant rebellions, and military mutinies. Ultimately the Russian government responded with the establishment of the State Duma, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906. Causes of … Continue reading A Reason to Skip Sunday Mass

Father Gapon Arrested!

The soul of the Revolution has been taken into custody! Read all about it! Father Gapon was a man of the people in Russia during the  Revolution of 1905. In fact, it was a well-known fact that the working class loved him. In the New York Times article from January 21, 1905 entitled Czar Menaced By Revolution, …

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An Assassins Guide to a Successful Murder

              Assassins are a fascinating group of people. They are willing to go to the grandest extremes for their goal, no matter the danger. What is equally as fascinating is the planning that goes into these assassinations, as the assassins spend enormous amounts of time planning the murder of […]

The Road to Revolution is Paved with Massacres

On March 5, 1770, a unit of British soldiers opened fire on a group of protesting Americans in Boston, Massachusetts. This onslaught resulted in the immediate deaths of three persons and two later died from their mortally inflicted wounds. This incident, known as the Boston Massacre, served as a galvanizing event for the Patriots’ cause … Continue reading The Road to Revolution is Paved with Massacres

The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)

The Cause of War: In what was known as the “Triple Intervention” Russia, Germany, and France had forbidden the victorious Japan from occupying any parts of Manchuria after the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. In 1898, however, Russia entered an agreement with China which allowed them access to Port Arthur in southern Manchuria. Not only was […]

Nicholas II and the October Manifesto

The Russia Revolution of 1905 brought to surface the great unrest and uneasiness that had been brewing in Russian society for so long. Among the many things that Russian citizens were in uproar about, an elected legislative body was a