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Russia and the Soviet Union 1914-1945 - Year 12 Modern History

February to October 1917


As you would know the 1917 Revolution was the result of several decisions and events over many years. It was a revolt against the Tsarist system. However, this was a system that had been in place for centuries so what caused the Russian people to finally revolt in 1917?


When researching the crucial months of 1917 you should focus on key events, key figures and decisions. You could consider:
  • Who took control and why/how? 
  • Who most benefited from the Revolution? 
  • What was the immediate effect on the country and people?
  • What was the global reaction to the Revolution?