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Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know for Edexcel AS History: Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924. Written by experienced teachers, this series closely combines the content of Edexcel AS History: Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924 with revision activities and advice on exam technique. Each section has a model answer with exam tips for you to analyse and better understand what is required in the exam. Makes revision manageable by condensing topics into easy-to-revise chunksEncourages active revision by closely combining content with a variety of different activitiesHelps improve exam technique through tailor-made activities and plenty of guidance on how to answer questionsIncludes access to quick quizzes at www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotesCONTENTS:Section 1: The challenges to the Tsarist State, 1881-1906The extent of change in Russia, 1881-1894The impact of Witte's policies on Russia, 1892-1903The nature of Nicholas II's regime and the effectiveness of his rulePolitical opposition to the Tsarist system of ruleThe causes of the 1905 Russian RevolutionKey events and consequences of the 1905 RevolutionExam focusSection 2: Tsarism's last chance, 1906-1917The role and impact of the Dumas, 1906-1914Why was Stolypin important in the period 1906-1911? The impact of the First World War on the Russian armed forcesThe impact of the First World War on Russian politics and economyCauses of the Russian Revolution, February 1917The February RevolutionExam focusSection 3: February to October 1917Difficulties facing the Provisional GovernmentThe impact of Lenin's return to Russia in April 1917The significance of the July Days and General KornilovThe key events of the October 1917 RevolutionThe extent of Bolshevik support in October 1917Why did the Bolsheviks succeed in October 1917?Exam focusSection 4: Keeping and consolidating power, 1918-24Establishment of the Sovnarkom and closing of the Constituent AssemblyEarly measures to secure Communist control and establishment of the Police StateThe causes of the Russian Civil WarReasons for the communist victory and the importance of War CommunismThe causes and impact of New Economic Policy (NEP)The establishment of the USSR in 1922 and the death of LeninExam focus
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