Syllabus overview


  • 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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