Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

Contents
Introduction
Difficulties the Tsar faced
Tsars
The Divine Right of Kings
Politics
The Rule of Nicholas II
The end of Romanov rule
The Provisional government and its opponents
Defending the Bolshevik revolution
May 2016 (PM)
Exam: Wednesday 25th
The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and will contain:
Section A: One compulsory two part source question which is worth 20 marks
Part A: `Why is source 1 useful?' (8 marks)
Part B: How much weight do you give the evidence of source 2? (12…read more

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

Any AO1 concepts may be targeted (i.e. causation, consequence, change, continuity,
similarity, difference, significance).
Introduction
Difficulties the Tsar faced
Communication in such a great empire
Difficult to maintain order
Clashes of different cultures and opposing beliefs.
Communication: A Tsar could not rule if his commands landed on ears that could not
understand him.
Tsars
Alexander II (The Liberator)
Alexander was a great revolutionary who announced that personal serfdom would be abolished
and all peasants would be able to buy land from their landlords.…read more

Page 4

Preview of page 4

Here's a taster:

Many were forced to pay more than the land was
worth and others were given inadequate amounts for their needs.
The government responded to the sixteen assassination attempts by appointing six military
governor-generals that imposed a rigorous system of censorship on Russia. All radical books were
banned and known reformers were arrested and imprisoned.…read more

Page 5

Preview of page 5

Here's a taster:

The Russian army maintained a constant force of 1.5 million despite over a million deaths in
peacetime in Nicholas's reign. These poor conditions and dwindling army led to conscription of
young men and prisoners of war; this maintained recruitment and also prevented internal
conflicts.
The bureaucracy controlled the lives of the Russian people at local and national level. It was
responsible for the function of the law, civil administration, the police, and the military.
Corruption was most evident here: nepotism, irresponsibility, and incompetence.…read more

Page 6

Preview of page 6

Here's a taster:

The Rule of Nicholas II
The end of Romanov rule
Page 5 of 7…read more

Page 7

Preview of page 7

Here's a taster:

The Provisional government and its opponents
Defending the Bolshevik revolution
Page 6 of 7…read more

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all resources »