As a result of these uprisings, I hereby declare the "DUMA" to be dissolved.-Nicholas II
What's with the food shortages?
I get my own land!!
Workers marched down to the Winter Palace petitioning for better working conditions, more personal freedom, and an elected national assembly to represent them in government. Because of this, soldiers open fired and killed somewhere between 500-1,000 unarmed people.
OPPRESSION BY NICHOLAS II
We run the factories now!!
Peace, Land and Bread
Angry factory workers protested over the food shortages, and instead of stopping them, some soldiers actually joined in on the protest. After hearing about this, Nicholas II responded by dissolving the Duma. After having lost control of his army, government and his people, Nicholas then gave up his throne.
We are going to take over the Provisional Government, and WE will be in control.
During the civil war in Russia, the communists went to extreme measures, killing about 300,00 "enemies" to stay in power. Thousands of other “enemies” were held in prisons or under harsh conditions in prison camps, where many more died.
NEW ECONOMIC POLICY
Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks, and he wanted to replace the czar with industrial workers and seize control of the country. Because of this, he was exiled, but when he returned he came up with the slogan "Peace, Land, and Bread" which fixed problems by giving peasants farmland and workers control of the factories.
The Revolution was split into two sides: Red Army vs White Army
After Lenin returned from exile, he decided to overthrow the Provisional Government. He accomplished this, alongside the Bolshevik soldiers on the night of October 24. A second revolution had taken place with hardly a shot fired, and Lenin had the demand of "All Power to the Soviets" into the Bolshevik government.
After the Red Army won the Russian civil war, Lenin created the "New Economic Policy" which allowed peasants to sell their extra crops for extra profit. Communications, transportation, and major industries such as mining, oil, and steel remained under government control. However, other businesses could be privately owned and operated for profit.