World War One was to have a devastating impact on Russia
Leaders of Revolution
After failing to become a monk, Rasputin became a wanderer and eventually entered the court of Czar Nicholas II because of his alleged healing abilities
Bolsheviks Win Civil War
In the second revolution that October, the Provisional Government was toppled and all power was given to the Soviets.
Creation of the USSR
The American Revolution began in 1775 and led to the rapid formation of American armies to oppose the British. While British forces were largely led by professional officers and filled with career soldiers
Firstly, the Whites were disunited. They were a coalition of different enemies of the Bolshieks who hated each other! Their armies were thousands of miles apart, so Trotsky could defeat them one at a time.
The Soviet Union had its roots in the October Revolution of 1917, when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Russian Provisional Government which had replaced Tsar Nicholas II during World War I.