Imperial Policy in Ukraine

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In A History of Ukraine, historian Paul Robert Magosci depicts Russian imperial policy in Ukraine as a continuous march to Russian subjugation over Ukrainian territory.  Magosci posits that Peter I began the policy of subjugation and Catherine II realized it.  However, an analysis of the reigns of the dominant Russian monarchs of the Eighteenth-Century, Peter I and Catherine II, illustrates

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Ukraine in Austrian and Russian Empires

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Ukrainians lived in two separate empires and were subject to two different administrations during the Nineteenth Century.  These separate administrations caused a budding national movement to take shape in significantly different ways due to the different levels of freedom and development each empire allowed the Ukrainians. Russia refused to recognize Ukrainians as being a separate nationality or minority, while Austria

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Politics of Mikhail, Prince of Chernigov

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The last Grand Prince of Kiev, Mikhail Vsevelodovich, a senior prince in the Ol’govichi family tried to unite Southern and Norther Rus.  The Ol’govichi withdrew from the succession to the Kievan throne during the time of Vladimir Monomakh, when they were given Chernigov as their eternal principality.  However, Mikhail’s grandfather and father usurped the throne in the late Twelfth- and

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Theodore Roosevelt Wins 6 States in 1912

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     After Theodore Roosevelt won reelection in his own right during November 1904, TR impetuously announced he would not run for another term.  His inner circle, particularly his wife Edith, would think the decision a mistake.  However, once Theodore Roosevelt made a pronouncement, he intended to keep his word.      Roosevelt picked his Secretary of War and former

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Martin Luther and Reformation Day

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     On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther performed one of the most courageous acts of a church man in the Sixteenth Century.  He nailed a protest, his 95 theses, to the door of the Wittenberg Church.  His act directly challenged Papal authority and the practices of indulgences.  Historically, it is often seen as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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