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Before: Life Under Nicholas II
It's a miracle our son has survived this long!
During: February Revolution
Government is bad!
We're going to die
After: Red Terror
While many factories and railways were being built, farmers and other peasants suffered to provide for their families.
Before: Russo-Japanese War
Russian peasants and working class people protested the rule of Czar Nicholas II and his involvement in WWI. He then abdicated the throne after the death of many citizens.
During: October Revolution
The Bolshevik secret police arrested and executed thousands of Russians after an attempt on Lenin's life.
After: New Economic Policy
Russian leaders hoped to take control of Manchuria, while Japanese leaders hoped to take control of Korea. Japan ultimately won, embarrassing Russia.
We just want to trade!
Although the czar had stepped down, working class people were still unhappy with the capitalistic society. The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, protested the provisional government.
I am Lenin and I love communism!