Syllabus overview

Dynasty

  • the historical context, including:
  • origins and nature of the Russian Empire
  • relationships with foreign powers
  • the nature of the decline and fall of the Romanov dynasty, including:
  • the Romanov empire at the time of Nicholas II, including political, economic and social grievances
  • the role of Nicholas II as an autocrat
  • the development of opposition to the Romanovs
  • the role of World War I in the collapse of the Romanov dynasty
  • the transfer of power from the Romanov regime to the Provisional Government
  • a relevant historical debate or issue, for example:
  • the execution of the Romanovs; the role of ethnic minorities in the Russian Empire under Nicholas I

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History stories The Romanovs

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Their history in their own words from their personal writings
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The Massacre of Tsar Nicholas 11 and the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution

https://history.libraries.wsu.edu/fall2014/2014/08/30/the-massacre-of-tsar-nicholas-ii-and-the-russian-royal-family-in-1918/

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Keywords
Romanov Dynasty
Romanov Empire
Russian Empire
Tsar Nicholas 11