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Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson C: The Revolution and Civil War in Russia

Activity 1: Causes of the Russian Revolution

By 1917, the conditions in Russia had become unbearable for most Russians. The causes of the Russian Revolution were rooted in centuries of economic hardship and political oppression under the rule of the czar. Unrest led to revolution as desperate citizens joined together to overthrow their government, pushing for reforms and more rights.

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Presentation Activity - Causes of the Russian Revolution

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