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Use these 2 World History videos entitled The Russian Revolution to study the birth of communism in Russia and discover what forces drove the Russian people to revolution.

Our video presentations depict Russia's early history from the Mongol invasions to the rule of Nicholas I. Learn how Lenin and the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, how the execution of Czar Nicholas II ended six centuries of Czarist rule, and how three years of civil war between Bolshevik and anti-Communist forces took thousands of Russian lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trace the intellectual and political issues that lay behind the Russian Revolution, and uncover the factors that led to the overthrow of six centuries of Czarist rule, the outbreak of civil war, the emergence of the Communist Party and the formation of a network of soviets.
  • Understand why Russian revolutionaries accepted Marxist ideology as a political philosophy, and explain why communism appealed to Russia's working class.
  • Gain insight to the political philosophy and political aims of Lenin and the Bolsheviks.
  • Explore the key events that led to, and the outcome of, revolution in Russia in 1905.
  • Discuss the key events that led to revolution in Russia in March 1917 and November 1917, and explore the profound political outcomes of those two historic revolutions.
  • Identify the goals of the NEP, the new economic policy that was instituted by Lenin.
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