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 Most of all, the people needed food. The famine was getting worse, and people were starving. The only thing preventing food riots was the army presence in the streets. The nearest European countries all wanted to extract a criminal price for food. The Czar appealed to the world’s great producing nations for humanitarian aid. The United States and Canada, sympathetic to the struggling giant, supplied massive amounts of food at low prices. Using the army to help distribution,​ the Czar managed to feed his hungry people. Most of all, the people needed food. The famine was getting worse, and people were starving. The only thing preventing food riots was the army presence in the streets. The nearest European countries all wanted to extract a criminal price for food. The Czar appealed to the world’s great producing nations for humanitarian aid. The United States and Canada, sympathetic to the struggling giant, supplied massive amounts of food at low prices. Using the army to help distribution,​ the Czar managed to feed his hungry people.
  
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 Finally, Nicholas felt that things were sufficiently stable to hold Russia’s first free general election. Finally, Nicholas felt that things were sufficiently stable to hold Russia’s first free general election.
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 Among the Duma's first actions was to pass an extensive series of political and economic reforms. A document similar to the American Bill of Rights was adopted, and private enterprise was encouraged. The Mensheviks in the Duma were suspicious of this, and managed to push through legislation that created social aid programs. They also legalized unions, and recognized the right of labor to strike. Among the Duma's first actions was to pass an extensive series of political and economic reforms. A document similar to the American Bill of Rights was adopted, and private enterprise was encouraged. The Mensheviks in the Duma were suspicious of this, and managed to push through legislation that created social aid programs. They also legalized unions, and recognized the right of labor to strike.
  
-**1919**+====Russia: ​1919====
  
 Education in the Federal Republic of Russia was at an all-time low. Medical care was also non-existent. The Duma recognized this and funded the creation of rural health clinics, as well as provided financial incentives to attract foreign doctors. It also began to debate the creation of a public school system to begin education of the masses. Education in the Federal Republic of Russia was at an all-time low. Medical care was also non-existent. The Duma recognized this and funded the creation of rural health clinics, as well as provided financial incentives to attract foreign doctors. It also began to debate the creation of a public school system to begin education of the masses.
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 (Message edited by maestro876 on December 16, 2002) (Message edited by maestro876 on December 16, 2002)
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 +Posted on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 09:43 pm by [[offtopic:​Zach Rosen]]:  ​
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 +==== The Union of South Africa: 1917 - 1919 ====
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 +South Africa'​s Afrikaner population breathed a sigh of relief as their British overlords did not force them into conflict against their friends, the Germans.
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 +Their relief did not last long. With the war over, and their banks fat with profits, many British gazed longingly at the beautiful beaches and the wide open veld of South Africa. British immigration increased tenfold.
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 +This was not received well by the Afrikaner population. At this tiem in South Africa, the "​racial question"​ referred not to differences between whites and blacks, but to tensions between English-speaking Whites and Dutch-descended Afrikaners.
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 +The South African Party of Jan Smuts and Louis Botha lost support in much of the Transvaal and Orange Free State because of their "​radically pro-British policies"​. In Cape Province and Natal, English whites began to slowly close the numerical gap with the Boers.
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 +The Boers resented this "​encroachment of their rights as sovereign people",​ and instances of racially motivated violence against English whites began to increase. Some English whites in the Transvaal were overtaken by angry mobs who beat and sometimes killed them.
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 +In 1919, Prime Minister [not sure on the title; someone help me] Louis Botha died. Jan Smuts succeeded him. John Barry Hertzog, leader of the opposing Nationalists,​ seized the moment to whip Afrikaners into an anti-English frenzy. Major violence broke out in Pretoria, Johannesburg,​ and Durban. An assassination attempt against Smuts was barely thwarted.
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 +In May, a Boer commando attacked the British embassy, killing much of the diplomatic staff and wounding the ambassador. He and his family were subsequently taken hostage. The Afrikaner rebels declared they would only release him if the British promised to grant South Africa full independence,​ remove all British citizens, and force the Smuts government to enact laws harshly segregating the races.
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 +A government special forces team stormed the rebels'​ hideout, killing most of them, and rescuing the ambassador.
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 +Things died down a somewhat in South Africa after that. Smuts gave in to some of the Afrikaner demands concerning segregation,​ and that helped restore him to many of the Dutch-descended whites. Hertzog and the Nationalists remained active, though Smuts managed to retain a majority in the parliament, for the time being.
  
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 Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 12:31 am by [[offtopic:​Macsporan]]:​ Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 12:31 am by [[offtopic:​Macsporan]]:​
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 +==== United Kingdom: 1916 ====
  
 By the end of 1916 the view from the white cliffs of Dover had never looked so attractive. During the last two years Britain, scrambling to meet the orders placed upon it by the European War, had undergone a second Industrial Revolution. By the end of 1916 the view from the white cliffs of Dover had never looked so attractive. During the last two years Britain, scrambling to meet the orders placed upon it by the European War, had undergone a second Industrial Revolution.
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