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How did WWI help cause the Russian Revolution?

Activities Resources
We need to keep this activity short. Technically the Russian Revolutions of 1917 are not part of the IGCSE History syllabus. However, it is also impossible to make much sense of the last century without some understanding of what happened. Read McAleavy p. 10-11 briefing on the Russian Revolution and Mason 106-109. McAleavy Modern World History. Mason History to GCSE.

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View an interactive mini-website edited by Ranald Clarke on how the First World War helped bring about the Russian Revolution. 

Write a short explanation of why there were two revolutions in Russia 1917.


As above. View two student built websites on the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. Russell Gay timeline of 1917 and Stevie Mackay on why the Bolsheviks seized power.