Opposition the Tsarist regime 1881-1904

A quiz on the different political parties

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1. What were the main policies/beliefs of the Bolsheviks?

  • They wanted a single revolution to reach communism and to support workers rights
  • To get land redistribution and civil rights for all citizens
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2. What was the main policy of the Social Revolutionaries?

  • To support trade unions
  • To redistribute land amongst peasants
  • To allow all citizens equality and civil rights

3. Why were the factory workers key to the Bolsheviks?

  • The Bolsheviks belived that a revolution would only occur if the exploited city workers supported the revolution
  • The factory workers helped distribute Bolshevik literature at work

4. What were the main policies/beliefs of the Mensheviks?

  • They wanted a cpaitalist state
  • They wanted 2 seperate revolutions, improvement in workers conditions and proletariat rule
  • They wanted land redistribution and free national education

5. What was the key method used by Social Revolutionaries?

  • Assasination - between 1901 and 1905 the SR assasinated 2000 government officials
  • They wrote revolutionary literature and published it abroad and smuggled it into Russia
  • Releasing prisoners from jails


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