Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution

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  • Czar Nicholas II
  • I have total rule over Russia.
  • Industrialization
  • We should become Industrialized.
  • I agree with him.
  • Bloody Sunday
  • We want freedom.
  • We want better working conditions.
  • Czar Nicholas II was the last czar Russia had. Nicholas II became czar in 1894. The czars had complete censorship, they had secret police, they sent political prisoners to Siberia. They created pogroms that targeted the Jews.
  • World War 1
  • All of Western Europe had been industrialized before Russia. They had terrible wages and their working conditions were unbearable. Proletariats started believing in Communism. The Communists were split into two groups, Mensheviks and Bolsheviks. Lenin led the Bolsheviks after he returned from Siberia.
  • The March Revolution
  • Down with the autocracy!
  • In St. Petersburg the Winter Palace was stormed by 200,000 marchers. They asked for better working conditions, freedom, and an elected government. The soldiers there fired on the marchers which sparked multiple strikes and violence throughout Russia. Nicholas II created the Duma, but took it down after 10 weeks.
  • Civil War
  • Bring back czarist rule.
  • We want Communism
  • Nicholas II put Russia in WWI in 1914. By the end of the war Russia lost 8 million soldiers. The czar went to the battlefield leaving his wife Alexandra with Rasputin. There was a shortage of food and fuel. Russia wanted to leave the war showing a weakness in czarist rule.
  • We are running out of ammo.
  • We lost too many men.
  • We have no food or fuel.
  • On March 1917 women who worked in textile led a city wide strike. Shortage on bread and fuel only made things worse. More than 200,000 women protested chanting "Down with the autocracy!" and "Down with war!" Soldiers were sent to stop the protesters, but all they did was join them.
  • Down with war!
  • After Nicholas II died Lenin took over Russia. There was a Civil War between the White Army and the Red Army. Leon Trotsky led the Red Army. 14 million Russians died. The Red Army won the war. After Lenin died Trotsky and Joseph Stalin wanted power. Russia went to Stalin. He was an absolute dictator.
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