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 chunks- Encourages active revision by closely combining content with a variety of different activities- Helps improve exam technique through tailor-made activities and plenty of guidance on how to answer questions- Includes access to quick quizzes at www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotes CONTENTS: Section 1: The challenges to the Tsarist State, 1881-1906 The extent of change in Russia, 1881-1894 The impact of Witte's policies on Russia, 1892-1903 The nature of Nicholas II's regime and the effectiveness of his rule Political opposition to the Tsarist system of rule The causes of the 1905 Russian Revolution Key events and consequences of the 1905 Revolution Exam focus Section 2: Tsarism's last chance, 1906-1917 The role and impact of the Dumas, 1906-1914 Why was Stolypin important in the period 1906-1911?
The impact of the First World War on the Russian armed forces The impact of the First World War on Russian politics and economy Causes of the Russian Revolution, February 1917 The February Revolution Exam focus Section 3: February to October 1917 Difficulties facing the Provisional Government The impact of Lenin's return to Russia in April 1917 The significance of the July Days and General Kornilov The key events of the October 1917 Revolution The extent of Bolshevik support in October 1917 Why did the Bolsheviks succeed in October 1917? Exam focus Section 4: Keeping and consolidating power, 1918-24 Establishment of the Sovnarkom and closing of the Constituent Assembly Early measures to secure Communist control and establishment of the Police State The causes of the Russian Civil War Reasons for the communist victory and the importance of War Communism The causes and impact of New Economic Policy (NEP) The establishment of the USSR in 1922 and the death of Lenin Exam focus
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