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    Could someone please help me analyse this source in depth, about how WW1 caused Tsar Nicholas II to not rule well?

    " The government funded the war by raising taxes and foreign loans and by massively increasing the amount of paper currency in circulation. The result was a vast increase in government debt and rising inflation. Industrialists made record profits while workers struggled to makes end meet. By 1916 the intensity of industrial strikes again approached the level of the pre-war period; in January to February 1917 more workers participated in political strikes than in 1913. By the winter, the cities were facing an acute food shortage in a country glutted with food. Asked in January 1917 by Sir George Buchanan, the British Ambassador how he proposed to regain his subjects' confidence, Nicholas II, 'Do you mean that I am to regain the confidence of my people or that they are to regain mine'?

    S.A Smith, The Russian Revolution, A very Short Introduction, Oxford 2002, p.14
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    Hey!
    What is the exact question you're trying to answer? And do you know if there are any specific things you have to do for your exam board? Just asking because sometimes the wording of the question/certain exam boards want different structures for their source answers etc
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    (Original post by Ruthie2267)
    Hey!
    What is the exact question you're trying to answer? And do you know if there are any specific things you have to do for your exam board? Just asking because sometimes the wording of the question/certain exam boards want different structures for their source answers etc
    That is the exact question for the essay. I have written about how the Tsar failed to lead Russia in WW1 so now I have to analyse this source, I would be so grateful if you could help, I have it tomorrow and I have 0 clue. We have to analyse it using PANDA (purpose, audience, nature, date) and then include from what view it is from (revisionist, western, soviet)
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    That is the exact question for the essay. I have written about how the Tsar failed to lead Russia in WW1 so now I have to analyse this source, I would be so grateful if you could help, I have it tomorrow and I have 0 clue. We have to analyse it using PANDA (purpose, audience, nature, date) and then include from what view it is from (revisionist, western, soviet)
    You say you have written (i.e already completed) or have to write (something you have yet to do? You have written the former?

    What do you mean you have it tomorrow? You mean you have to hand it in tomorrow?

    Not sure whether English is your first language?

    I dont think I ever did PANDA, but if thats what they ask, then just work your way through it.


    Purpose - What is the purpose for which the source was created? Was it to convert people to a specific way of thinking? Its a modern textbook. You should maybe look at the forward to discover its purpose? Do you have the book?

    [you can read it on Amazon to get an idea of the purpose

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russian-Rev...er_0192853953]

    Author - What background is the author from? Could there be possible bias from the authors viewpoint as a result of their circumstances?

    [ Google eveals SA Smith the author to be an academic @ Essex uni
    https://www.essex.ac.uk/history/staf....aspx?ID=1811]

    Nature - What form is the source in? (e.g. poster, map, photo, etc)
    It tells you what it is.


    Date - When was it produced? Is it primary or secondary? {you already know the date, so that tells you whether its primary or secondary and the extent it uses primary and secondary sources]

    Audience - Who is the intended audience? (e.g. Aryans/Jews/male/female/etc)?
    Who is the book aimed at?


    That would be more or less how I would approach it. Not hard. It looks like you have already written the essay and this is just the last part, which is straightforward.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You say you have written (i.e already completed) or have to write (something you have yet to do? You have written the former?

    What do you mean you have it tomorrow? You mean you have to hand it in tomorrow?

    Not sure whether English is your first language?

    I dont think I ever did PANDA, but if thats what they ask, then just work your way through it.


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    That would be more or less how I would approach it. Not hard. It looks like you have already written the essay and this is just the last part, which is straightforward.
    I'm not sure though how I should go about analyzing the source. As in I'm sure what the main message of it is.
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    (Original post by lila123123)
    I'm not sure though how I should go about analyzing the source. As in I'm sure what the main message of it is.
    Didnt you just say you had to analyse it using Panda? the source is the textbook?
 
 
 
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