CIE IGCSE History: Russia, 1905–41

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History: Russia, 1905–41

In this module, the following topics will be covered in depth:

Key topic 1: Why did the Tsarist regime collapse in 1917?

  • How well did the Tsarist regime deal with the difficulties of ruling Russia up to 1914?
  • How did the Tsar survive the 1905 Revolution?
  • How far was the Tsar weakened by the First World War?
  • Why was the revolution of March 1917 successful?

Key topic 2: How did the Bolsheviks gain power, and how did they consolidate their rule?

  • How effectively did the Provisional Government rule Russia in 1917?
  • Why were the Bolsheviks able to seize power in November 1917?
  • Why did the Bolsheviks win the Civil War?
  • How far was the New Economic Policy a success?

Key topic 3: How did Stalin gain and hold on to power?

  • Why did Stalin, and not Trotsky, emerge as Lenin’s successor?
  • Why did Stalin launch the Purges?
  • What methods did Stalin use to control the Soviet Union?
  • How complete was Stalin’s control over the Soviet Union by 1941?

Key topic 4: What was the impact of Stalin’s economic policies?

  • Why did Stalin introduce the Five-Year Plans?
  • Why did Stalin introduce collectivisation?
  • How successful were Stalin’s economic changes?
  • How were the Soviet people affected by these changes?

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • CIE GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • L1 Card Sort Activity For Causes Of 1905 Revolution (docx)
  • L1 Card Sort Activity For Causes Of 1905 Revolution (pdf)
  • L1 Imperial Russia Blank Map (pdf)
  • L1 Imperial Russia Blank Map (doc)
  • L1 Nicholas Ii Diagram (pptx)
  • L1 Nicholas Ii Diagram (pdf)
  • L1 Russia Up To 1914 (pptx)
  • L1 Russian Up To 1914 Homework (pdf)
  • L1 Stolypin Reforms Comprehension Sheet (doc)
  • L1 Stolypin Reforms Comprehension Sheet (pdf)
  • L10 Five Year Plans (doc)
  • L10 Five Year Plans (pdf)
  • L11 Russia And Wwii (pptx)
  • L11 Stalin And Wwii (pdf)
  • L11 Stalin And Wwii (docx)
  • L2 The Impact Of The First World War On Russia (pdf)
  • L3 Homework (doc)
  • L3 Homework (pdf)
  • L3 Russian Revolution Worksheet (pdf)
  • L3 Russian Revolution Worksheet (doc)
  • L3 What Problems Faced The Provisional Government Charts (docx)
  • L3 What Problems Faced The Provisional Government Charts (pdf)
  • L4 Civil War Market Place Information (pdf)
  • L4 Civil War Market Place Information (docx)
  • L4 Practice Conclusions Civil War (docx)
  • L4 Practice Conclusions Civil War (pdf)
  • L4 Why Did The Bolsheviks Win The Civil War (docx)
  • L4 Why Did The Bolsheviks Win The Civil War (pdf)
  • L5 New Economic Policy (pdf)
  • L5 New Economic Policy (doc)
  • L5 New Economic Policy Comprehension Sheet (doc)
  • L5 New Economic Policy Comprehension Sheet (pdf)
  • L5 War Communism Principles Chart (docx)
  • L5 War Communism Principles Chart (pdf)
  • L6 Did Lenin Succeed In Establishing A Communist State In Russia (docx)
  • L6 Did Lenin Succeed In Establishing A Communist State In Russia (pdf)
  • L6 Stalin S Rise To Power (pptx)
  • L6 Stalin V Trotsky (doc)
  • L6 Stalin V Trotsky (pdf)
  • L6 Theories About The Purges Sheet (docx)
  • L6 Theories About The Purges Sheet (pdf)
  • L8 Stalin S Apparatus Of Terror Chart (pdf)
  • L8 Stalin S Apparatus Of Terror Chart (docx)
  • L8 Terror Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L8 Terror Information Sheet (doc)
  • L8 Terrors Worksheet (pdf)
  • L8 Terrors Worksheet (doc)
  • L9 Causes Of Collectivisation Statements (pdf)
  • L9 Causes Of Collectivisation Statements (docx)
  • L9 To What Extent Was Collectivisation A Success Revision Notes (docx)
  • L9 To What Extent Was Collectivisation A Success Revision Notes (pdf)