This is an in-depth but accessible study of one of the most popular GCSE Modern World History topics. It seeks to offer the right balance between essential, factual content and helpful, illuminating sources. There are exam-practice questions for each of the main awarding bodies, explanatory "factfiles" and mini-biographies to support the detailed yet accessible narrative, a study-skills section, and questions throughout designed to help students build up their notes. A matching chart is included, to show the best "pathway" for each awarding body.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Russia in 1900; Russia under Nicholas II; The First World War and the end of Tsarism; The Provisional Government and the Bolshevik Revolution; The Creation of a Communist State, 1917-1924; Stalin's rise to power, 1924-1928; Stalin's economic policies, 1928-1941; Stalin's dictatorship.
Jonathan White is Head of History, The International School, Cairo. He was formerly Head of History at Elliott School, Putney, London. Derrick Murphy (Series Editor) is Vice-Principal, St Dominic's Sixth Form College, Harrow. He is an AQA Chief Examiner, an OCR Principal Examiner, an IB Examiner, and Editor of the Modern History Review.