Presentation on theme: "Causes of the February Revolution"— Presentation transcript:
1 Causes of the February Revolution Exam Questions
2 What were the causes of the Russian Revolution in March 1917? What was the main cause of the Russian Revolution in March 1917?
3 Source A was written by a resident of St Petersburg in 1914. Those first days of the war! How full we were of enthusiasm, of the certainty that we were fighting for a just cause: for the freedom of the world. Swept away by excitement, we dreamt dreams of triumph and victory. We were the Russian Streamroller. With the British navy and the French guns, the war would be over by Christmas and the Cossacks would rise into Berlin.3. What was the attitude of the author of Source A to the outbreak of the First World War?
4 Source B is from “Russia and the USSR 1900-1995” by Tony Downey. In this painting of life in Moscow in 1917, the sign in the shop window reads “No bread will be distributed today”. Women had to queue for hours in the freezing cold for food.How fully does Source B describe the problems faced by Russian civilians during the First World War? You must use evidence from the sources and from your own knowledge and give reasons for your answer.