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History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Russia 1917–1953 (SL/HL) - NEW FOR 2017


Publisher: Oxford Study Courses ISBN-13: 9781910689363

Author: Joe Gauci

Curriculum: IB Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate

Format: Paperback

Isbn 10: 191068936X

Language: English

Pages: 72 pages

Release date: 06/09/2017

Series: OSC IB Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate

Year: 2017


This revision guide focuses on the requirements of IBDP History Paper 2, Topic 10: Authoritarian States, using the emergence and rule of Soviet Russia, under both Lenin and Stalin, as a discrete example. It provides a comprehensive survey of events and themes, with insights on how to use that historical detail to write effective essays.

Coverage includes:

  • Key developments from the revolutions of 1917 to the death of Stalin in 1953
  • The conditions that led to the emergence of the authoritarian state
  • The measures used to consolidate and maintain power
  • The aims and results of Soviet social, economic, and foreign policies

Key features:

  • Author guidance on improving exam performance
  • Practice essay questions, with advice on potential approaches
  • ‘Key Historical Perspectives’ to highlight differing interpretations of core issues
  • Margin box definitions of key technical and historical terms
  • Timelines to help visualise and contextualise important events
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