The war can be represented as totalitarian regimes verses democratic regimes, but that is a somewhat simplistic analysis because rivalry and jealousy between the two sides was a fundamental issue. Germany felt that it was entitled to an empire; Britain, France, and even Belgium possessed extensive overseas territory while Germany had just a few colonies. The democratization process, though, was more advanced among the Allies than in Germany and her main ally, the Ottoman Empire.
The country is considered the Soviet Union's successor state in diplomatic matters, and is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Geography Topography of Russia The Russian Federation stretches across much of the north of the supercontinent of Eurasia.
Because of its size, Russia displays both monotony and diversity. As with its topography, its climates, vegetation, and soils span vast distances. Russia shares land borders with the following countries counter-clockwise from northwest to southeast: Russia has an extensive coastline of over 23, miles 37, kilometers along the Arctic and Pacific Oceansas well as the BalticBlack and Caspian seas.
With access to three of the world's oceans -—the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific—- Russian fishing fleets are a major contributor to the economy.
With an area of 6, square miles 17, square kilometersRussia is by far the largest country in the world, covering almost twice the total area of the next-largest country, Canadaand has significant mineral and energy resources. Most of the land consists of broad plain with low hills west of Urals, and vast plains in Siberia.
These plains are predominantly steppe to the south and heavily forested to the north, with tundra along the northern coast.
The rolling landscape of the central highlands. The Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River. Mountain ranges are found along the southern borders, such as the Caucasus containing Mount Elbrus, Russia's and Europe's highest point at 18, feet metersand the Altai, and in the eastern parts, such as the Verkhoyansk Range or the volcanoes on Kamchatka.
The more central Ural Mountains, a north-south range that form the primary divide between Europe and Asia, are also notable. The lowest point is the Caspian Sea, at 28 meters below sea level. Russia has a largely continental climate because of its sheer size and compact configuration. Most of its land is more than miles km from the sea, and the center is miles km from the sea.
In addition, Russia's mountain ranges, predominantly to the south and the east, block moderating temperatures from the Indian and Pacific Oceansbut European Russia and northern Siberia lack such topographic protection from the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans.
In much of the territory there are only two distinct seasons - winter and summer—spring and autumn are usually brief periods of change between extremely low and extremely high temperatures.
The climates of both European and Asian Russia are continental except for the tundra and the extreme southeast. Winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia, while summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast.
A small part of Black Sea coast around Sochi is considered in Russia to have subtropical climate. Russia has thousands of rivers and inland bodies of water, providing it with one of the world's largest surface-water resources.
The most prominent of Russia's bodies of fresh water is Lake Baikalthe world's deepest and most capacious freshwater lake. Lake Baikal alone contains over one fifth of the world's liquid fresh surface water.
Truly unique on Earth, Baikal is home to more than species of plants and animals, two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Of itsrivers, the Volga River is the most famous—not only because it is the longest river in Europe but also because of its major role in Russian history.
Russia has major deposits of petroleumnatural gascoaltimber and many strategic minerals.
Russia has the world's largest forest reserves, which supply lumber, pulp and paper, and raw material for woodworking industries.
Formidable obstacles of climate, terrain, and distance hinder exploitation of natural resources. Permafrost over much of Siberia is a major impediment to development.The first lecture introduces students to the course and to imperial Russia, the country in which Stalin was born.
It describes social and economic condition and the political situation in the Russian Empire in the late 19th - early 20th century. The American Revolution: Causes & Effects and learn about some events that set the stage for the Russian Revolution of The Revolution of The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes.
What do the X's mean? The X's just indicate the ones I either have not watched or I have watched but have no review or a puny review.
It's just a way to keep me from buying two copies of the same movie. The Russian Revolution of involved the collapse of an empire under Tsar Nicholas II and the rise of Marxian socialism under Lenin and his Bolsheviks.
It sparked the beginning of a new era in Russia that had effects on countries around the world. The Russian Federation emerged as a great power in the early twenty-first century, also considered to be an energy superpower. The country is considered the Soviet Union's successor state in diplomatic matters, and is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
The following is a general overview of the history of Russia during the period of Soviet domination. For full coverage of the history of the Soviet Union, see the article Union of Soviet Socialist Republics..
The Russian Revolution.