Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.10d - Russian Revolution

The student will apply social science skills to understand World War I and its worldwide impact by

d) citing causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Tsarist Russia entered World War I as an absolute monarchy with sharp class divisions between the nobility and the peasants. The grievances of workers and peasants were not resolved by the Tsar. Inadequate administration in World War I led to revolution and an unsuccessful provisional government. A second revolution by the Bolsheviks created the communist state that ultimately became the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).

ESSENTIALS

Causes of 1917 revolutions

 Defeat in war with Japan in 1905

 Landless peasantry

 Incompetence of Tsar Nicholas II

 Military defeats and high casualties in World War I


Rise of communism—a consequence of the Russian Revolution

 Bolshevik Revolution and civil war

 Vladimir Lenin’s New Economic Policy

 Joseph Stalin, Lenin’s successor


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Imperialism

Militarism

Nationalism

Alliances

Triple Alliance

Triple Entente

Lusitania

Zimmerman Telegram

Coup d’etat

New Economic Policy

Treaty of Versailles

Wilson’s 14 Points

League of Nations

Mandate System

People:

Archduke Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip (Black Hand)

Czar (Tsar) Nicholas II

Bolsheviks

Vladimir Lenin

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Woodrow Wilson

Places:

Serbia

Sarajevo

Austria-Hungary

Russia

Germany

England

United States

Updated: Jun 01, 2018