Bolshevik Russia

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Bolshevik Russia

  1. 1. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source A: Map of the Russian Empire in 1900 What does Source A tell you about the Russian Empire in 1900?
  2. 2. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source B: Peasants in Tsarist Russia What can you infer about peasants in Tsarist Russia? (5)
  3. 3. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source C: Workers in Tsarist Russia What can you infer about working conditions in Tsarist Russia? (5)
  4. 4. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source C: Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II What does this source tell you about the Tsar? (5)
  5. 5. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source D: A painting of Bloody Sunday from 1910 What can you infer about Russian views towards the Tsar? (5)
  6. 6. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source F: Effects of World War I “ as early as the beginning of the second year, desertions of soldiers at the front became commonplace. The average number of deserters reached 25%. I happen to know of three cases where the train was stopped because there were no passengers on it. All except the officer in command had fled.” Chairman of the Military Commission of the Duma Why did the speaker make the comments in Source F? (5)
  7. 7. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source G: Russian army desertions in 1917 How does Source G help you to understand Russia in 1917?
  8. 8. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source H: Lenin’s April Theses: Peace, Bread & Land What does Source H tell you about Lenin’s role in the October Revolution?
  9. 9. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source J: Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace Why did the artist portray the October Revolution in this manner?
  10. 10. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source K: the Russian Civil War, 1918-1922 What is the cartoonist trying to say about the Russian Civil War?
  11. 11. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source L: War Communism during the Russian Civil War What is the cartoonist trying to say about the Russian Civil War?
  12. 12. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source M: New Economic Policy 1922-1927 What can you infer about the Soviet Union under New Economic Policy?
  13. 13. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Stalin’s agricultural collectivisation Source N: “ Look at the Kulak farms: their barns and sheds are crammed with grain. They are waiting for prices to rise. So long as there are Kulaks there will be sabotage of our grain needs. The effect will be that our towns and industrial centres, as well as the Red Army, will be threatened with hunger. We cannot allow that. We must break the resistance of this class and deprive it of its existence.” Stalin speaking to Siberian party officials after the grain crisis of 1927 How does this source help you to understand why collectivisation was introduced in 1928?
  14. 14. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Stalin’s Five-Year Plan Source P: Throughout history Russia has been beaten again and again because she was backward… to slow down industrialisation would mean falling behind and getting beaten. Russia was beaten by British and French capitalists and the Japanese too. Lenin has said: ‘Either die or overtake and outstrip the advanced capitalist countries’. We are 50 to 100 years behind them. Either we make good the difference of they crush us.” Stalin speaking in 1931 How does this source help you to understand why the Five-Year Plans were introduced in 1928?
  15. 15. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source Q: Stalin’s 1 st Five-Year Plans, 1928-1932
  16. 16. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source R: The Stalinist Constitution What can you infer about Stalin’s leadership of the Soviet Union?
  17. 17. Russia: Fall of Tsarist monarchy to Stalin’s Soviet Union Source S: Propaganda in Stalinist Russia What does this source tell you about Stalin?

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