LECTURE 4 GEOG 1110 - 02
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Date Created: 09/18/15
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY WEEK 4 THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE 6 60 6 60 6 60 The Russian empire expanded in 1963 with the expeditions of Cossack They empire expanded down towards the west North American Coast to a place called Fort Ross in California between 18121841 In 1867 Russia sold Alaska to the United States for 2 cents per acre and withdrew from North America RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 The Revolution and War The Russian Revolution took place in 1917 which was due to sacri ce of Russian forces in WWI There was an earlier revolution in 18701924 by Vladimir llyich Lenin This led to the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922 In the WWII USSR allied with France while Germany allied with Britain 20 million Soviets died SOVIET POLICY AND RUSSIFICATION There were continuous efforts to implant Russian cultures in nonRussian regions This policy failed because of strong nationalist sentiments throughout the Soviet Union THE COMMUNIST ECONOMIC SYSTEM 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 6 60 Marxism The Soviet economy applied the social economic ideas of the German philosopher Karl Marx This economic system was implemented in 1922 There was need to enterprise economy through agriculture and industries by increasing the cultivation of idle and virgin lands This led to increase in the production of grain There was also the Hero projects whereby they were to construct dams railways and plants There was no market economy that was to guide the economy There was more production of capital goods than consumer goods This therefore led to urbanization and industrialization and growth of large cities like Moscow and St Petersburg The economy was dependent on industrialization
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