We were all later killed by the Bolshevik troops!
Nicolas II - The Last Czar of Russia
'I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling."
Impact of Rasputin
'Your child will not die."
The Romanov Dynasty or The House of Romanov was the second imperial dynasty to rule Russia. The family reigned from 1613 to March 15, 1917 when Czar Nicolas was abdicated from the throne.
Peace, Land, and Bread!
Nicholas II inherited his throne early from his father Alexander III. He believed in autocracy but was forced to create an elected legislature. His handling of Bloody Sunday and WW1 upset his followers and led to his abdication.
Communist Policies put in place by Lenin
This farmland belongs to the state now and as tax you will give the government part of your crop so we can distribute it to the rest of the country.
Grigori Rasputin was a peasant that was accepted into the court of Nicholas II because of his supposed healing abilities. He wormed his way into the Romanov family and manipulated the Government. He also had it with the ladies ;)
Creation of USSR
We are equal brothers and sisters! Kumbayah!
By the beginning of 1917 people were very angry. WW1 took many lives and those not fighting were afflicted by famine. The revolution took place in Petrograd, Russia's capitol at the time. Vladimir Lenin lead the Bolsheviks in the protests.
There were three classes of people; peasants, nobles, and Romanovs. The peasants were still being take advantage of after the war by the nobles so Lenin seized all farmland, railroad, banks an the like. Unemployment skyrocketed and Russia began to struggle economically. Food was taken from farmers as tax but there was not enough food.
After the revolution the USSR was created by the Bolshevik socialist party to control the state in the place of the former Romanov dynasty. In the USSR, all levels of government were controlled by the Communist Party.