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Russian Revolution Webquest 
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Locate St. Petersburg, Stalingrad and Moscow on the map of Russia.  St. Petersburg is located south of which famous country triplets?  1. Norway 
2. Finland 
3. Sweden 
Moscow is located where in relation to St. Petersburg and Stalingrad?  Moscow is in between St. Petersburg and Stalingrad 
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Read the definition of tsar specifically for Russia and summarize it.  Tsar is a term for a personnel equal to that of a king.   
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Read the definition of autocracy and summarize it. 

A government system where a person holds all power and has no limits to what 

that person can or not do. 
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Read the account of Nicholas and his wife.  Does this change the impression of him that  history gives you?  Why or why not? 
Yes, this article made me feel sympathy with Nicholas and wife more since  according to the article Nicholas and his wife truly believed on helping their county  become better. For example, “Thus there existed a couple working hand in hand, as  they believed and imagined, for the good of their country,.....”(The Alexander Palace  Association). 

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Open the album and look at some of the pictures.  Are the family members cold­hearted  imperialists or seemingly loving?  Why do you think so?  The family members in these photos appear to be loving because they don't  seem to be uncomfortable under the scrutiny of a camera. Also the facial expressions of  the subjects of the photos are very natural and light hearted.   

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Explain what you understand about the causes of the Russian Revolution.  1. Industrialization= caused strain on political system  2. Incompetent Tsar = worsening relations with population  3. Tsar tries to undo reforms = riots broke out 

4. Involvement in WWI = Russia suffered severe food shortages and loss  many men 
What is a Duma and what do you think is its political function?  Duma= a legislative branch in the government representing the people   
When Nicholas attempted to remove the Duma, the people were upset and became  revolutionary.  What did Nicholas do to exacerbate the situation?  Nicholas had to accept the reforms the soviet demanded.   

What problems did World War I cause in Russia? 
● demoralizing defeats 
● severe food shortages 
● economic collapse  

If you were living as a peasant in Russia in 1917, do you think you would have been  involved in the Revolution? Why or why not? 
Yes, since the tsar during that specific time(Nicholas I) was extremely  incompetent and did not make good decisions for his subjects   
What was St. Petersburg called in 1917? 
1. Petrograd 
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Under Lenin’s New Economic Policy, what happened to Russia?  1. return to market economy 
2. relative prosperity 
During the Soviet Era, what happened to Art and Literature, Religion and Political Parties?  ● Art and literature was restricted 
● Opposition within the Soviet Party were squashed  ● religion was repressed  
By the end of the 1930’s life in Russia was: 
As good as life under Lenin 
As good as life under Nicholas 
Better than life under both Lenin and Nicholas 
1. Worse than life under both Lenin and Nicholas 
Did social and economic conditions after the war improve, worsen or stay the same?   


Soviet Party emerged from the was stronger  
Country suffered large amount of casualties of troops  Nation gained more land 
Widespread starvation from crop failures 
Political freedoms, restricted 

When Stalin died in 1953 did social and economic conditions after the war improve, worsen  or stay the same? 
The social conditions improved because political controls was more  relaxed and the economic condition also improved since the cultural life had a  short revival. 

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