Tutor profile: Haley J.
Subject: World History
How was the industrialization of Japan related to the Russian communist revolution?
Prior to its industrialization, Japan was largely excluded from world politics. Japan went through major economic, political, and social reform in the 1800s, from which it emerged and prepared to interact with the newly globalizing world. Japan at this point in history was quite a bit like a young, but fully grown, male lion ready to test his strength against any opponent to prove himself better and stronger. It just so happened that at the beginning of the 1900s, tsarist Russia emerged as that opponent of opportunity. Japan soundly defeated Russia, giving fuel to anyone criticizing Tsar Nicholas and the Romanov rule in Russia. The Tsar continued to lose credibility and eventually the Communist Party arose as the heir apparent to an ages old monarchy in Russia.
Subject: US History
What was one of the driving factors in the creation of a bicameral or two-house legislature when the constitution was being drafted?
The bicameral legislature is an integral part of the constitution. During the American Revolution and the years that followed, there was a massive difference between the northern and southern colonies and states. The North tended to have smaller, more densely populated states, and the South tended to have larger, more sparsely populated states. The constitution was largely a game of compromises. The founding fathers needed the constitution to be ratified and states would only support a document that they felt gave them power. The states with fewer people felt it wasn't fair that states with more people had more representation in a congress. Additionally, states with higher populations felt like they needed to have a louder voice on behalf of their residents. The compromise of a bicameral legislature was born to appease both parties and coax them into ratifying the new constitution.
Subject: European History
Why was there a rise in nationalism in European countries in the late 18th and early 19th centuries?
There are many reasons that nationalism became an important factor in European history at that time. However, one of the most prominent influences during this period was Napoleon Bonaparte. His crusade to unite Europe and bring it under his control ended up having the opposite effect. Countries around Europe were able to unite as a reaction against Napoleon's infringement on their independence, which led to the sense of 'Us vs. Them' nationalism seen in that period.
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