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Ch 18: AP European History: Russia After World War I

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Watch online history video lessons to learn about the Russian Revolution, the rise of Communism and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP European History exam prep course.

AP European History: Russia After World War I - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Examine the period in Russia's political history when its tsarist autocracy was replaced by Communism. Instructors help you identify grievances against Tsar Nicholas II as well as events leading to his eventual abdication. You can also learn how Lenin's attempts to implement Marxist ideals devolved into a dictatorship controlled by Stalin's secret police and political prisons. Watch the video lessons in this chapter to learn about the following:

  • Turning points in the Russian Revolution
  • The Bolsheviks' rise to power
  • Characteristics of Stalin's totalitarian regime

Video Objectives
The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects Study the social unrest and revolution leading to the establishment of a communist government in Russia.
Provisional Government in Russia: Overview, Politics & Post-Revolution Chaos Describe the new set of political and economic troubles ushered in by World War I. Examine the outcomes of the February Revolution.
The Bolsheviks' Triumph: Battles, Events & the Shift of Power Learn how this political faction seized power from the provisional government during the last stages of the revolution.
The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin Examine Lenin's attempts to institute Marxist ideals into the Soviet Union's newly formed communist government.
The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies Learn how Stalin defeated his political rivals and gained control of Russia. Explore the brutal economic and industrial policies implemented during his totalitarian regime.

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