Nicholas II was born on May 6, 1868 in Pushkin, Russia. When his father Alexander III died in 1894 he inherited the throne. Nicholas II was a strong believer in autocracy but was forced to create an elected legislature. The way Tsar Nicholas handled Bloody Sunday upset his subjects deeply which caused him to abdicate the throne. Nicholas and his family were taken to the Ural Mountains and put under house arrest. Shortly after the family was murdered by the Bolsheviks on July 16 at night.
World War I - 1914
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The Russian Revolution of 1905 was an uprising that started to convince Tsar Nicholas II to transform the Russian government from an autocracy into a constitutional monarchy. For many years before 1905 and after the Russo-Japanese War, social groups showed their discontent with the Russian social and political system. Their protests started from liberal rhetoric to strikes and included student riots and terrorist assassinations. Nicholas responded in February by announcing his idea to establish an elected assembly to help the government. But this did not make the striking workers, the peasants, or liberals happy.
Lenin in control - 1917
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The Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks are two political parties from the Socialist Democratic Party of Russia. Both parties wanted to turn Russia into a country of communism. The Bolsheviks were led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. They were known for being brutal and killing openly. The Mensheviks was lead by Julius Martov, and were more peaceful spreading communism to the world. Eventually the two parties clashed heads with each other and the Bolsheviks would win and take control of the country.
Stalin - 1924
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World War I began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States. Since their was new military technology and trench warfare their was lots of damage dealt. When the war was over there was more than 16 million people dead, and the Allied Powers won.
Vladimir Lenin was the founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet state. In late 1917 Lenin led the October revolution, soon after, three years of civil war followed. The Lenin soviet union faced great odds against the white soviet union who were trying to overthrow Lenin. Lenin was ruthless when it came to securing his power, and soon became victorious, keeping the Russian capitalist system.
After Lenin's death, in 1924, Stalin wanted to get rid of the old party leadership and take full control. Lenin first had people removed from power through bureaucratic shuffling and denunciations. After Lenin's death, in 1924, Stalin wanted to destroy the old party leadership and take full control. Lenin had people removed from power through bureaucratic shuffling and denunciations. Soon after, Stalin started a vast reign of terror. Stalin reversed the Bolshevik agrarian policy by taking away land given to the peasants earlier and organizing collective farms. This made the peasants go back to serfs,.