Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964 List of Possible Essay Questions

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Russia 1855-1964 Possible Exam Questions – 25 Marks

  1. How far did the working class of Russia suffer more from Bolshevik rule than Tsarist rule during the years 1855-1964?

  2. ‘An exploited underclass’ How true is this description of the Russian peasantry during the period 1855-1964?

  3. To what extent was autocracy the main feature of the Russain government from 1855 to 1964?

  4. To what extent did communist dictators govern in the same way as the Tsars from 1855 to 1964?

  5. Nicholas II’s political reforms led to the most important changes in the way Russia was governed from 1855 to 1964, how far do you agree?

  6. The most important development in local government in Russia from 1855 to 1964 was changes to the judiciary, how far do you agree?

  7. The effectiveness of local government in Russia from 1855 to 1964 was dependant on changes to the judiciary, how far do you agree?

  8. To what extent were the communist more effective than the Tsars in their use of repressive measure to govern Russia 1855 to 1964?

  9. To what extent did the Tsar (from 1855 to 1917) use reforms more effectively than the communist (from 1917 to 1964) to control opposition?

  10. Russian rulers carried out reforms only to control the behaviour of opposition from 1855 to 1964, how far do you agree?

  11. The communist leaders were more effective autocrats than the Tsars in governing Russia from 1855 to 1964, how far do you agree?

  12. The most important social changes in Russia from 1855 to 1964 concerned educational provision, how far do you agree?

  13. Both the Tsars and communists were reluctant to make social reforms, especially in education in the period from 1855 to 1964, how far do

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