“From Russia with Love” – Worksheet
1. Key Individuals
Outline how each of the following are undermining the stability of Russia.
| |How did they undermine the country? |
|1a. Tsar Nicholas II |- Tsar was weak and indecisive, which caused to have a corrupted government happen in Russia. |
|1b. Tsarina Alexandra |She was Tsar Nicholas ll’s wife, she was German and gave several ideas to her her husband. |
|1c. Rasputin |The one who killed the Romanov. |
2. Central Government
| |Reforms / Improvements |Remaining concerns |
|2a. Agriculture |The breadbasket is extremely useful, important and is able to |Ukraine, among other Breadbasket nations, lies dangerously close |
| |support Russia with its agricultural fruit. |to Western Europe and the influences of democracy, capitalism, |
| | |liberty, and imperialism. |
... 1917 Russian Revolution including the opposition to the Tsar, the abdication of the Tsar, Russia's shattered economy and industry, the First World War, ... would have not had such a great impact on Russia and the Tsar, the Tsar would not have made those fatal mistakes he ... problem of the wide range of nationalities in Russia. Less than half the Tsars subjects were Russian, invaded nations like the Poles ...
|2b. Industry |Iron and many other elements were produced in Russia. |Working conditions were horrible. |
|2c. The Army |Largest Army at the beginning of World War 1 |Defeats during World War 1 and the Russo-Japanese wars. |
|2d. Legal System |Judges, lawyers, and judicial factors in the empire have been |Tsar later adopted autocracy |
| |significantly improved by Tsar Alexander II. | |
|2e. Local Government |Locals are ruled by local councillors in the Zemstvo. |Nobles still had the favour and advantage in voting |
|2f. Police System |- A secret group of the police is called the Okhrana (“security |All resistance to the tsar is put down; true democracy may not be |
| |police”) |achieved |
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| |- Especially created for the tsar’s safety | |
|2g. Transport |- Stretches 9600 miles from Moscow in the West to Vladivostok in |- Does not provide the strong backbone, which the Empire requires |
| |the East. |to hold it together. |
| | |- Many bridges are only made of wood |
3. Political Opposition
| |General Beliefs |Splits |
|3a. Liberals |- Democratic ideals should be introduced to a |Oktobrists: : led by Rodzianko, these |Kadets: Kadets: led by Milyukov, the |
The industrial revolution has many events that have occurred between 1750-1830, most of which were negative effects on the people of this time era. These negative effects are leading to big problems like: over-population, diseases, life expectancy drop, high crime rates, homelessness, low education for children, and a huge drop in the literacy rate. However there were a couple positive effects of ...
|(represent the middle |Duma, or parliament. |men believed in a halt in further |Kadets believe that the October Manifesto |
|classes) |- They didn’t believe in a revolution. |reforms; they don’t want a revolution, |and the Duma are only stepping stones to a|
|Middle class | |nor do they want to upset the tsar. |greater democracy |
|3b. Social Democrats |It’s a revolution led by the industrial |Mensheviks: : led by Martov, this group |Bolsheviks: led by Lenin, this group |
|(represent the industrial |workers, would eventually rule the country by |believes that the step of democracy and |believes that the step of capitalism |
|workers) |themselves. |industrialization must be taken before a|should be skipped and that a worker’s |
|working class | |worker’s revolution (step by step) |revolution of die-hard elites must come |
| | |Gradually or slowly achieve communism |soon. |
| | | |Middle class+ upper class are enemies of |
| | | |the workers+ a small group of professional|
| | | |revolutionaries could lead a workers |
| | | |revolution set up a socialist or communist|
Robert Darnton writes this small essay and tries to decide what exactly was revolutionary about the French Revolution. Just because it was a revolution does not make it revolutionary. Darnton explores this idea throughout his article. As Darnton develops the essay, he detail three main things that he believes made the French Revolution revolutionary: the involvement of such a large portion of the ...
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|3c. Social Revolutionaries |It’s a revolution led by the peasants who |Revolutionaries: “Revolutionaries” are |Anarchists: “Anarchists” favour the use of|
|(represent the peasants) |would eventually rule the country by |prepared to compromise with other |terrorist tactics and press for immediate |
|Peasant |themselves. |parties and accept gradual reform. |revolution |
| |Peasant revolution division of land | | |
4. National Minorities
| |Why does the Tsar want to keep them under close control? |How has he done so, and with what effects? |
|4a. Poles |The poles attempted a rebellion in 1863 against the tsar, and the |The Russification was a policy that would eventually turn the |
| |Poles were considered to interfere with Russia. |other nationalities or groups into Russian. It also banned other |
| | |national languages or cultures in school. |
|4b. Ukrainians |It is the breadbasket of Russia. It borders Western Europe, so is |The Ukrainian language has therefore been banned in schools since |
| |exposed to dangerous ideas about democracy. |1863 after the interior minister declared that Ukraine “has not |
| | |existed, does not exist and shall never exist” |
|4c. Jews |The Jews, were often moneylenders, took jobs of the Europeans, |The “Pale of Settlement” was in Western Russia, it was the only |
1. To answer this question we have to look at all the sources and interpret what they are trying to tell us about Stalin himself. There are positive sources and also negative sources. I will now try to explain the impression each source gives of me. If we take source A it states at the bottom that it was published in the 1930's in Paris. It illustrates three pyramids of skulls and vultures flying ...
| |they were unpopular and were often accused as killers of Christ. |place where Jews could live and conditions there were harsh and |
| | |unsafe. |
|4d. Georgians |Georgians spoke, well, Georgian and had their own feelings as well|Sympathy from the officials was not to be imposed upon the |
| |as local traditions. |Georgians. Pure security by Russification is needed. |
| |Force (oppression) |Persuasion (concession) |
|The Church: Methods of |- Any attempt to convert someone from Orthodox religion is |- On the other hand, the Church offers over 90 religious holidays |
|Control |punishable by exile to Siberia. |a year, which helps to keep the peasantry from asking too many |
| |- Twice a year every priest declares a curse on those who do not |questions! |
| |acknowledge that the Tsar. | |
| |- “Black Hundreds” terrorise and murder revolutionaries, who they |- Many revolutionaries detest the Church for promoting blind |
| |regard as being in league with the devil! |obedience to the Tsar – Karl Marx |
Virtual Tour Around Tsarist Russia: Consolidation Tasks
Task 1: Mindmap
1. Produce a mindmap summarising the information in this worksheet. Use this to revise for a factual test next lesson.
Task 2: Structured questions
2. What was the greatest (a) Strength and (b) Weakness of Russia in 1913?
3. If you were advising the Tsar, what three suggestions would you make about how he could improve his position in Russia, and why?
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4. Can you think of any reasons why he might be unwilling to support your suggestions?
5. Why had the Russian Empire not already collapsed by 1894?
▪ The class will be divided into two groups. The first “Prosecution” group should formulate 5 questions to ask the second “Defence” group designed to make Tsarist Russia look terrible (“Is it not true that…”).
The Defence group should do the same.
▪ Next lesson, the questions will be pooled, boiled down to the best ones that have been formulated, and exchanged between the groups, who will have time to prepare answers for them.
▪ Then, the teacher will conduct a “trial” on the issue of “Was Tsarist Russia already on the verge of collapse by 1914?”
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