Animal Farm Chapter 1 Summary

Better Essays

9. Summary Russia is having a tough time with their geography. With all the open plains, countries can invade with ease. As if that isn’t enough, they also have trouble with access to warm-water ports. Since they are de facto landlocked, with most of the water north of them frozen year-round, trading isn’t as easy as it is with the United States. If they have no warm-water ports, then trading would be a disaster and the economy would eventually fail. Although they do have a few warm-water ports, their largest port on the Pacific Ocean, Vladivostok, is dominated by the Japanese, preventing the Russian fleet from operating as a global-power. While the geography may be inviting for invaders, its vastness is also an advantage. By the time an invader, …show more content…

They had recently overthrown the humans that owned the original Manor Farm, so they had to find a way to sustain the now called Animal Farm. This same concept happens in Russia because of their lack of warm-water ports. If Russia didn’t have an alliance with Japan, they wouldn’t have the warm-water ports. This relates because if Napoleon didn’t make an alliance with the other farms, they would have no money or resources. Alliances are a necessity when it comes to economic decisions because without them, a country may not have the resources needed to sustain a country. If Animal Farm didn’t have an alliance, they would have never been able to survive without any humans and if Russia didn’t have an alliance with Japan, they wouldn’t have the largest warm-water port on the Pacific …show more content…

5 new terms/concepts
-Tsar: an emperor of Russia before 1917
-deter: prevent the occurrence of.
-Czarist: of, relating to, or characteristic of a czar or the system and principles of government under a czar
-Crony Capitalist- describes an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism.
-U.S.S.R.: a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991. Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist

Get Access