The Russian Revolution of 1905 began in St. Petersburg, when troops fired on a defenseless crowd of workers. This event was known as bloody Sunday. After this, the revolution was followed by a series of strikes, riots, assassinations, naval mutinies, and peasant outbreaks.
Lenin in control (1870-1924)
Nicholas II was born on May 6, 1868 in Pushkin, Russia. He inherited the throne when his father passed away. Although he believed in autocracy, he created an elected legislature. Nicholas II’s handling of Bloody Sunday and World War I were key reasons to the revolution.
*dreams about Karl Marx*
The bolsheviks were a group of communist led by Vladimir Lenin. They were considered the red army and they overthrew the government. The mensheviks were considered the white army, and believed in the idea of the original government.
Vladimir Lenin took control after the Bolsheviks won the civil war. Lenin confiscated land for redistribution among the permitting non-Russian nations to declare themselves independent. He improved labor rights, and increased access to education.
Stalin was a dictator who ruled from 1924, to 1953. He had a communist ideologically, and he followed the idea of Karl Marx, known as Marxism, and followed some ideas made by Vladimir Lenin. Stalin formalized these ideas as Marxism–Leninism, while his own policies were known as Stalinism.
Trotsky joined the Bolsheviks majority just before the 1917 October Revolution, immediately becoming a leader within the Communist Party. He would go on to become one of the seven members of the first Politburo, founded in 1917 to manage the Bolshevik Revolution.