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RUSSIA IN TRANSITION 1905-24


TOPIC; THE CAUSES AND IMPACT OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS

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Causes of The Russian Revolution including the impact of World War I, Opposition, The role of the Russian Royal Family including autocracy, Tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin










The Main developments during The Bolshevik Seizure of power; Dual Power, Mistakes of the Provisional Government, Lenin’s role and April Thesis, July Days , Kornilov Revolt and Role of Trotsky










The Consequences of the Revolutions; Making of and the Terms of the Peace Treaty of Brest Litvosk, the creation of The Communist state including the decrees, The closing down of the Constituent Assembly, the Cheka and the Sovnarkom











TOPIC; THE CAUSES AND IMPACT OF THE CIVIL WAR

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What were the principle causes of The Civil War; including economic hardship in the towns and countryside, opposition to the Bolsheviks eg decrees and Peace Treaty , the factions eg Greens, Whites, Czech legion










Who were the main sides in The Civil war; White Generals strategy and Mistakes, The Foreign Powers- aims and errors, The Red Army- role of Trotsky, actions of The Red Army and murder of the Tsar and his Family










Why were the Reds able to win The Civil war; the strengths of the Reds including roles of Lenin and Trotsky, War Communism, Railways, Cheka, Support of the peasantry. The mistakes of the Whites including divide in aim and strategy, geography, poor morale and leadership , weak support from Foreign Powers.











TOPIC; THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNIST STATE

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Why introduce New Economic Policy and How successful was it?










The Main reasons for introducing NEP- condition of Russia 1921, effects of War Communism and Krondstadt Mutiny










The NEP; main features and its success and limitations










Did Lenin succeed in establishing a Communist state? Cheka and Red Terror, Comintern and organisations of the CPSU










The Growth of Centralisation; Government control over key aspects of the economy including banking, industry, transport and foreign trade










Life under Communist Rule; control of education, changes for women, culture and religion, propaganda and censorship










What was Lenin’s legacy to Russia? the power struggle to succeed Lenin- including Lenin’s declining health and influence, possible successors- Trotsky and Stalin, Stalin’s scheming to succeed to the leadership and Trotsky’s mistakes










Lenin’s Contribution; party leader, political theorist, determination and leadership











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