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    (Original post by Much118)
    I said Extract A was more convincing. Sure, they were both convincing, but overall Extract A was more convincing.

    Extract A you could've talked about Bloody Sunday, Years of the red cockerel, the Dumas, agrarian socialism under Viktor Chernov which saw SD popularity rise drastically, Provisional Government during the First World War.
    Extract B, more of the same, I think I found a point that could have contradicted how the masses literally wanted to overthrow the empire. I can't remember the sources very well though.

    As for Question 02, I agreed with the view. Russian society transformed rather dramatically under both Tsar's. You really could have said whether you agree or disagree for this one since the reforms made by AIII somewhat limited the transformation.
    Could you write about all that though? It was mainly referencing ~1905, and you could have talked about that for B?
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    (Original post by Oddwatermelon)
    Could you write about all that though? It was mainly referencing ~1905, and you could have talked about that for B?
    Sure you could have. The question was asking about the weakening of Tsarist authority from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries, not specificaly the 1905 revolution. You are also discussing how convincing the interpretation is, so you have to mention other factors that the source doesn't refer to. You have to infer events from what the source suggests, like SD -> agrarian socialism.
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    (Original post by Much118)
    Sure you could have. The question was asking about the weakening of Tsarist authority from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries, not specificaly the 1905 revolution. You are also discussing how convincing the interpretation is, so you have to mention other factors that the source doesn't refer to. You have to infer events from what the source suggests, like SD -> agrarian socialism.
    I did talk about the SDs, but not the dumas or anything in 1917 and neither did any of my class. If you could talk about 1917, the whole question would be silly as you would just go off an a tangent. I think it was focusing on 1905.
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    (Original post by Oddwatermelon)
    I did talk about the SDs, but not the dumas or anything in 1917 and neither did any of my class. If you could talk about 1917, the whole question would be silly as you would just go off an a tangent. I think it was focusing on 1905.
    Maybe, but the question asks about the 19th and early 20th century, not just 1905 despite what the sources focus on, which is what the point of suggesting whether it's convincing or not is.
 
 
 
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