In GCSE History one of the topics looked at is Russia in the first half of the 20th Century. This begins with a study of the last few years of Tsarist rule in Russia, prior to the revolution.
In 1905 Russia was defeated by Japan, and was also engulfed in an abortive revolutionary attempt by Lenin and others. Thereafter Russia seemed to prosper for a few years under Tsarist rule. But this did not last. In 1914 Russia felt obliged to go to the aid of Serbia under attack from Austria, and soon found herself at war with Austria's ally Germany.
Increase your knowledge of the last few years of Tsarist rule in this quiz.