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Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917-1953
Sally Waller, Chris Rowe
Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917-1953
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Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, Revolution and Dictatorship has been approved by AQA and matched to the new 2015 specification. This textbook explores in-depth the practice of communism in Russia. It focuses on key ideas such as Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism, ideological control and dictatorship, and covers events and developments with precision.Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarise students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

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Title Page
Introduction to features
AQA History specification overview
Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
Part One The Russian Revolution and the rise of Stalin, 1917–1929
1 Dissent and revolution, 1917
1 The condition of Russia before the revolution of February/March 1917
2 The February/March Revolution of 1917
3 Developments between the revolutions of 1917
4 The October/November 1917 revolution
4 Economy and society, 1929–1941
13 Agricultural and social developments in the countryside
14 Industrial and social developments in towns and cities
15 The development of the Stalin cult
16 The social and economic condition of the Soviet Union by 1941
2 Bolshevik consolidation, 1918–1924
5 The consolidation of the Communist dictatorship
6 The civil war
7 Economic and social developments
8 Foreign relations and the attitudes of foreign powers
3 Stalin’s rise to power, 1924–1929
9 The power vacuum and power struggle
10 Ideological debates and issues in the leadership struggle
11 Economic developments
12 Government, propaganda and foreign relations
Part Two Stalin’s rule, 1929–1953
5 Stalinism, politics and control,1929–1943
17 Dictatorship and Stalinism
18 The Yezhovshchina
19 Culture and society
20 Stalin and international relations
6 The Great Patriotic War and Stalin’s dictatorship, 1941–1953
21 The Great Patriotic War and its impacton the Soviet Union, 1941–1945
22 The defeat of the Germans
23 'High Stalinism’, 1945–1953
24 The transformation of the Soviet Union’s international position
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