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    These are the questions from the 2007, 2006 and 2005 papers. (Slightly edited in some cases because they refer to a source.

    The Bolsheviks took power from the Provisional Government in October/November 1917. Use your own knowledge to explain why they succeeded in doing this. (15)

    Why did the Tsar Nicholas II give up his throne in February/March 1917? (10)

    Describe the actions of the Bolsheviks in the Civil War 1918-21 (9)

    Describe Lenin’s New Economic Policy introduced in Russia in 1921. (5)

    Explain why Stalin forced the policy of collectivisation of agriculture on the USSR, 1928-41. (7)

    How successful was Stalin’s policy of modernising industry in the USSR, 1928-41? (15)

    How was Stalin able to become a dictator in the USSR in the 1930s? (15) x2

    Describe the situation in Petrograd in the days up to the February/March revolution.(9)

    How much support did the Bolsheviks have before the October/November revolution? (10)

    Why were the Bolsheviks able to win the Civil War, 1918-21? (15)

    Explain the aims and achievements of the NEP, introduced in 1921.(7)

    Describe how Stalin used propaganda and censorship in the USSR in the 1930s. (5)

    How successful was the policy of collectivisation, 1929-41? (15)

    What was the attitude of the Russian people to Stalin in the 1930s?

    What affect did Stalin’s purges in the 1930’s have on the USSR and its people?

    Describe the system of government under Tsar Nicholas II in the early 20th Century (5)

    Explain how the First World War affected Russian under Tsar Nicholas II (7)

    Why did the Provisional Government last for such a short period of time? (15)

    How much did Lenin achieve in Russia between seizing power in October/November 1917 and his death in January 1924? (15)
    If anyone wants to have a go at these and post some answers up it would be useful for everyone. I'm going to have a go now and I'll post up my answers later.

    Wow. Thanks for these. These are really helpful!
    I'll try to do these later I'm quite busy today. XD

    Thanks for those

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