Hello everybody! It’s Amalia.
I’m going to tell you what I have done today in social sciences lesson.
At first some students have asked to Paqui if we could watch a video that they have made in French lesson and she accepted.
Then we have corrected some activities sent for today, they where about tsarist Russia and the 1905 revolution:
The main features of Tsarist Russia were the following:
-At the beginning it was an autocracy
-Tsar Nicholas II concentrated a lot of power
-Political parties were forbidden and peasants were most of the population
-only in some cities were some industries and workers
-Some parties appeared: constitutional democrat party (liberal ideology)Russian social democratic party (Marxist party divided into Mensheviks and Bolsheviks)socialist revolutionary party(defended the rights of peasants)
The first revolution was in 1905 after Russia’s defeat in the Russian-Japanese war and there were strikes and protests
There was a demonstration of workers asking for better conditions which was brutally repressed by the army. The revolt extended to other parts of the country and soviets appeared (council of workers, peasants and soldiers that appeared to organize the revolts they wanted the end of the war and autocracy)
The Tsar promised to make some reforms but he didn’t keep the promises
WW1 was one of the causes of a new revolution in 1917: the constant defeats of the Russian army .This mean a mobilization of peasants because they wanted low prices, more lands and also more food.
We have to make the scheme about 1917 revolution at home and we have to include the causes, the stages that were: February, April, July and August, and October .And also the consequences of that revolution
Then we have copied a small scheme about the RSDLP and its division into Mensheviks (moderate Marxists, social democrats, they wanted to participate in the elections and institutions. They were the majority until October 1917) and into Bolsheviks(radical Marxists , revolutionary, they wanted to take the state and to impose the dictatorship of the proletariat. They were minority until October 1917)