How did Marxism Develop under Tsar Nicholas II?

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Key takeaways
A description of the core ideas of Marxism.
An understanding of the social developments which led to its growth.
An evaluation of Marxist movement’s strengths and weaknesses up to 1914.
Alex Richardson Host: Alex is a History teacher at Warlingham School, with an MRes in History from Goldsmiths University. His specialist areas are the German Revolution of 1918, the Cold War, and the history of the early Soviet Union.

Marxism was the most radical current of opposition to Tsarism in Russia. In this class, students will look at the beginnings of Marxism with Plekhanov and the two-stage theory. They will also explore how Marxism was expressed through the RSDLP. This class is aimed at A-level History students. However, it would be a really useful class for younger students wanting to get ahead or for those who wish to explore an interest in Russian History. 

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Suitable for:

This class is aimed at students in Year 12-13 particularly suitable for AQA A-Level History students studying the Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 unit.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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