History courses for your students
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If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.
Political, economic and mass resentment against the tsarist regime of Nicholas II led to the First Russian Revolution in 1905. The defeat in the Russo-Japanese War marked the first victory of an Asian nation against a world superpower. On the home front, worker strikes were forcefully dispersed by the military. This event marked the weakening of the centuries-old Russian autocracy and introduction of a constitutional monarchy.
Between 1905 and 1914, Nicholas II and his government introduced reforms in an attempt to strengthen his autocratic rule. However, the period also saw the emergence of political oppositions.
When Russia joined WWI, the transition to war economy neglected the living and working conditions of the people. Politically, the tsarist rule was criticised as inefficient. Food shortages and low morale brought by the war ignited protests and demonstrations in Petrograd. The culmination of political, social and economic unrest forced the abdication of Nicholas II and the formation of a Provisional Government.
In 1917, two revolutions swept Russia. This series of political events overthrew Russian autocracy (February) and the Provisional Government (October).
The failure of the temporary government led by Kerensky to address the masses’ concerns over food supply, living and working conditions and security of peace led to its collapse and the Bolshevik takeover in October 1917