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Russian Rulers Seminar Alrighty then! Aims Recap key personality points of leaders. Aim to demonstrate similarities and differences and examine impact.

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2 Russian Rulers Seminar Alrighty then!

3 Aims Recap key personality points of leaders. Aim to demonstrate similarities and differences and examine impact on their rule. Consider changes in circumstance and analyse reactions to challenges. Recap key personality points of leaders. Aim to demonstrate similarities and differences and examine impact on their rule. Consider changes in circumstance and analyse reactions to challenges.

4 Alexander II – Tsar after Nic I and Crimean War. Emancipation of the Serfs. Reformed schools and created Zemstva. Greater press freedom st assassination attempt so ended reform. Assassinated by People’s Will in Tsar after Nic I and Crimean War. Emancipation of the Serfs. Reformed schools and created Zemstva. Greater press freedom st assassination attempt so ended reform. Assassinated by People’s Will in 1881.

5 Alexander III – “Grim duty” to rule. Military background, wanted stability and autocracy. Increased Russification and repression Peasant Bank established and 1886 abolished poll tax Land Captains kept peasants in line saw huge famine, slow to act. Died at 49 in “Grim duty” to rule. Military background, wanted stability and autocracy. Increased Russification and repression Peasant Bank established and 1886 abolished poll tax Land Captains kept peasants in line saw huge famine, slow to act. Died at 49 in 1894.

6 Nicholas II (frankly useless) – Very weak and inexperienced. Made many errors Announced October Manifesto in 1905 after Russo-Japanese War and the creation of the Duma in Did not respect these. Went into WWI and took charge at the front, disastrous campaign. Oversaw huge opposition and was forced to abdicate in Very weak and inexperienced. Made many errors Announced October Manifesto in 1905 after Russo-Japanese War and the creation of the Duma in Did not respect these. Went into WWI and took charge at the front, disastrous campaign. Oversaw huge opposition and was forced to abdicate in 1917.

7 Write, reduce, create task Write down as much as you can about the Tsars. Now reduce that to six key words. Now re-create using a mime/poem/pose/dance/items on your desk. BE CREATIVE, MAKE IT MEMORABLE.

8 Provisional Government – March – October 1917 Temporary government to fill vacuum after Nic II abdicated. Led by Alexander Kerensky, PM from July. Associated with old regime. Survived coup by General Kornilov in August. Dominated by Petrograd Soviet and caved in to the Bolsheviks in October. Temporary government to fill vacuum after Nic II abdicated. Led by Alexander Kerensky, PM from July. Associated with old regime. Survived coup by General Kornilov in August. Dominated by Petrograd Soviet and caved in to the Bolsheviks in October.

9 Lenin –

10 Stalin –

11 Khrushchev – Ukrainian son of peasants. First Secretary of Moscow Party 1935, FS of Ukraine Responsible for Stalingrad in WWII jostled for power and began to dominate began de-stalinisation began decentralisation dealt with Cold War crises. Removed from power in Ukrainian son of peasants. First Secretary of Moscow Party 1935, FS of Ukraine Responsible for Stalingrad in WWII jostled for power and began to dominate began de-stalinisation began decentralisation dealt with Cold War crises. Removed from power in 1964.

12 Comparable Comparables Tsars Used force to repress, i.e. Nic II in Commissars Used force to repress, but to a greater degree, i.e. Stalin’s purges.

13 To what extent did Stalin have the biggest impact on Russia between ? Aim to compare leaders and their achievements.

14 To what extent did Stalin have the biggest impact on Russia between ? How could you answer this question? Create an argument based what we have discussed in terms of leaders. How could you answer this question? Create an argument based what we have discussed in terms of leaders.


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