Unit 6 Valentine Project

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  1. Lenin was the founder of "Leninism," the doctrine codified and conjoined with Marx's works by Lenin’s successors to form Marxism-Leninism, which became the Communist worldview. He has been regarded as the greatest revolutionary leader and thinker since Marx.
  2. Vladimir Lenin founded the Russian Communist Party, led the Bolshevik Revolution and was the architect of the Soviet.
  3. Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist theorist just like Vladimir Lenin.
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  1. Nicholas II was born on May 6, 1868 (from the Julian calendar, which was used in Russia until 1918) in Pushkin, Russia. He inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III, died in 1894.
  2. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his failure to rule and his execution.
  3. Czarina Alexandra was Nicholas II's wife.
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  1. Born on December 18, 1879, in Gori, Georgia, Joseph Stalin rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party, becoming a Soviet dictator upon Vladimir Lenin's death.
  2. He ruled the Soviet Union for over two decades instituting a reign of terror while modernizing Russia and helping to defeat Nazism.
  3. They both led their countries in a positive way.
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  1. Born in 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Forlì, Italy, Benito Mussolini was an ardent socialist as a youth, following in his father's political footsteps, but was expelled by the party for his support of World War I. In 1919, he created the Fascist Party, eventually making himself dictator and holding all the power in Italy.
  2. Benito Mussolini created the Fascist Party in Italy in 1919.
  3. Catherine the Great and Benito both became higher ranks then they were due to their creativity and expansions.
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  1. Grigori Rasputin was born into a peasant family in Siberia, Russia, around 1869. After failing to become a monk, Rasputin became a wanderer and eventually entered the court of Czar Nicholas II because of his alleged healing abilities. Rasputin became swept up in the events of the Russian Revolution and met a brutal death at the hands of assassins in 1916.
  2. Rasputin is known for his role as a mystical adviser in the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia.
  3. Czarina was fond of Rasputin and his mystical powers. He had helped out by healing her child.
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  1. Born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein on November 7, 1879, Leon Trotsky's revolutionary activity as a young man spurred his first of several ordered exiles to Siberia. He waged Russia's 1917 revolution alongside Vladimir Lenin. As commissar of war in the new Soviet government, he helped defeat forces opposed to Bolshevik control.
  2. Leon Trotsky helped ignite the Russian Revolution of 1917, and built the Red Army afterward.
  3. They both were intellectual and helped out others.
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  1. Hideki Tojo was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October 17, 1941, to July 22, 1944
  2. As Prime Minister, he was responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, which initiated war between Japan and the United States, although planning for it had begun before he entered office.
  3. Marie Antoinette and Tojo were both selfish and only cared about themselves. They both had started a big disturbance between the world and their own countries.
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  1. Hitler was born in Austria in 1889 and rose to power in German politics as the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies started World War II and the Holocaust. Hitler committed suicide with wife Eva Braun on April 30, 1945, in his Berlin bunker.
  2. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He started World War II and oversaw fascist policies that caused millions of deaths.
  3. Marie Antoinette and Hitler are similar because they both cared about themselves and were very selfish.