• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Assess the view that the lives of the peasants in Russia did not improve in the period from 1855 to 1964.

Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  • Essay length: 1878 words
  • Submitted: 04/08/2011
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck
Share this essay:
Do not show me this again

Are you in the right place?

Jump to History and see how teachers think you should prepare in:

AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945

Teacher essay summary

4 star(s)

This response considers many aspects of peasants' lives and is analytical throughout, with good understanding shown. However, it is general in places without enough detail in the evidence to help support points. 4 out of 5 stars.

Marked by teacher Natalya Luck 22/05/2013

The first 200 words of this essay...

Assess the view that the lives of the peasants in Russia did not improve in the period from 1855 to 1964.

When assessing the view that the lives of the peasants did not improve throughout the 1855-1964 period, several key factors must be taken into consideration. These include their living and working conditions, policy towards them, the educational opportunities available to them and the political representation they had under Tsarist and Communist Governments. Once all of these factors have been taken into consideration, it becomes clear that the peasantry did not enjoy a prominent time under Tsarist or Communist Governments, and their lives did not improve in the period.

For the majority of the period, living conditions for the average peasant remained uniformly bleak. Prior to 1917, accommodation was often of a low standard as demand outstripped supply following an influx to the cities, such poor living conditions had a detrimental effect on their quality of life which was also evident under the communists, where living conditions remained in an equally bad, if not worse state compared to the Tsars. Despite Khrushchev continuing Stalin's efforts to build more social housing and improve the situation, these were often

Read more
The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

  • "
    Markedbyteachers.com has helped me achieve better marks than I could ever have hoped for, by providing some of the best essays on the internet that have helped me structure my own degree level assignments, thank you so much.
    "
    Kim. Nursing, Mental Health, Psychology. University Student.
  • "
    This website has been a major help to me--I don't know what I would have done without it. You can depend on Markedbyteachers.com for solid, dependable essays.
    "
    Sabrina, Washington. IB English, History, Chemistry, Anthropology.

MbT essay summary

This response considers many aspects of peasants' lives and is analytical throughout, with good understanding shown. However, it is general in places without enough detail in the evidence to help support points. 4 out of 5 stars.

Marked by teacher Natalya Luck 22/05/2013

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.

Do not show me this again

Are you in the right place?

Jump to History and see how teachers think you should prepare in: