Russian revolution
Updated: 4/2/2021
Russian revolution

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  • Bloody Sunday
  • FIre!!!
  • The February revolution
  • We are running out of food,and our conditioning's are unhealthy , We will not stand this.
  • October Revolution
  • LAND PIECE AND BREAD!!
  • They killed between 500-1,000 Innocent citizens just because they wanted more freedom and better living conditions. Czar was not there but his generals were and they ordered all the soldiers to shoot.
  • War communism
  • when women factory workers, angered over the food shortages, protested having to stand in line for bread. They called on men at nearby factories to join them. Within days, nearly all workers in Petrograd were on strike.
  • Red Terror
  • By mid-August, the government's war offensive was going badly and shortages of food and other goods had become severe. An increasing number of Russians supported transferring all government to the soviets. “Land, Peace, and Bread” became their cry.
  • New leadership
  • The civil war caused Lenin to introduce an economic policy called war communism. The government took over all private businesses and industries and dictated what was to be produced. Workers, who understood communism to mean that they would control the means of production, resisted with frequent strikes.
  • Faced with unrest as well as civil war in Russia, the communists used extreme measures to stay in power. They called these measures the Red Terror. Lenin ordered the secret police to arrest any person suspected of being an enemy of the revolution. The police were permitted to execute anyone they arrested. It is estimated that as many as 300,000 persons met this fate.
  • As Lenin was reshaping Soviet communism, his health was beginning to fail. His death in 1924 set off a power struggle in the Communist Party. Over the next four years, party secretary Joseph Stalin outmaneuvered and eventually ousted his rivals. By 1928, he was securely in power.