RUSSIAN REVOLUTION – SENTENCE COMBINATIONS (2012)
1)USE the ANSWER BANK AND WRITE DOW THE TITLE THAT
BEST SUMMARIZES the FOLLOWING PAIRS of SENTENCES.
2)THEN COMBINE the TWO SENTENCES INTO ONE SENTENCE TJAT SUMMARIZES BOTH SENTENCES.
TITLE ANSWER BANK:
The Czar’s Downfall. Marxist Revolution Czarist “autocracy” Russian Serfdom
Bolshevik Revolution Soviet modernization Foreign Domination and Exploitation Stalin’s “steel” fist Russian Feudalism Foreign Betrayal and Threat
Power Struggle Disaster to Domination limited modernization
The Mongols conquered Russia and ruled with an “iron fist” through “terror”
The Mongols used the Moscow Princes to gather taxes-tribute upon penalty of death..
Russian “Czars” (Russian for “Caesar”) would assume “autocratic” powers over Russia.
(“rex lex” – the “king” was “law”)
The Russian “Boyars” (elite, noble class) and Orthodox Church would serve the
Russian society was “feudal”., a small elite class ruling over the great masses of people..
The Czar, Boyar nobility and Orthodox Church dominated Russian society.
The great majority of Russians (9 out of 10) were peasant farmers called serfs.
Serfs were obligated to server their Boyar landlords.
Czar Peter the Great used western technology to “modernize” Russia.
Peter the Great’s reforms did not effect the great majority of Russian people/
Karl Marx was a German who believed history was best explained by the
economic struggle between “haves” and “have nots”.
Marx believed “exploited” workers (the “proletariat”) should ccreate violent, world-wide revolution.to create a “class-less” society of economic equality.