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Modern History Notes - Russia and the Soviet Union

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Extremely detailed notes on events (E.g. WW2, purges, 5 year plans, october revolution. civil war etc) and leaders (tsar, stalin, lenin etc) from the background and over throw of the Tsar up until the invasion of the soviet union in the 1940's.

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Politics Socialism Communism Russian Revolution Old Bolsheviks Communism in Russia Marxist theorists Economy of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin Joseph Stalin Russian Civil War Red Terror Vladamir Lenin Josef Stalin
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Politics Socialism Communism Russian Revolution Old Bolsheviks Communism in Russia Marxist theorists Economy of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin Joseph Stalin Russian Civil War Red Terror Vladamir Lenin Josef Stalin
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Tsar Nicholas II (1984 - Feb 1917) • Used propaganda and terror • Weak and poor leadership • Reluctant • Incompetent • Autocratic monarch • Unorganised • Power through church • Poor economic circumstances • People grew discontent; led to 1905 and 1917 revolutions - protests based on nationalists wanting more autonomy and independence • Repressive; used secret police - Okhrana • Denied basic freedoms such as freedom of press and freedom to form political parties • Lacked the necessary skills and qualities to rule a rapidly changing country • Intelligent • Lacked demeanour and foresight to rule at a time of unfolding change • Religious, conservative and thought problems in his regime were the work of conspirators • Limited imagination prevented him from fully grasping the nature of the events Vladamir Lenin (1917 - Jan 1924) • Leader of B...
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