Unit 5: Crisis and Change
Lesson C: The Revolution and Civil War in Russia
Activity 6: Russia and the Effects of World War I
The Russian Revolution was a series of events that took place in Russia in 1917. The revolutionary events of 1917 ended the more than 300 year rule of the Romanov Dynasty. The Russian Civil War that immediately followed the Russian Revolution was a multi-party war that occurred within the former Russian Empire after the provisional government collapsed to the Bolshevik party. World War I was affected by political changes in Russia and Russia was affected by the events of World War I. Think about these examples as you complete the BCR below.
Brief Constructed Response - Effects of the Russian Revolution
Which do you think played the greater role in causing revolution in Russia: a lack of political rights and economic opportunities for most Russian people or the impact of World War I in Russia?
- Describe the extent of political rights and economic opportunities for most Russian people.
- Explain how World War I causes conflict and economic problems in Russia.
- Analyze which played a greater role in causing revolution in Russia.
- Include details and examples to support your answer.
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Submit the completed BCR to your teacher as instructed.