How Did Russia Become the Soviet Union?
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Alexander I's soldiers met in secret to stop liberal ideas
The Crimean War broke out under Nicolas I's rule, and exposed Russia's weaknesses, and spurred people's anger toward their rulers.
Alexander II changes Russia "for the better" post Crimean War.
Much like the Crimean War, WWI revealed many of Russia's weaknesses, and furthered the hatred people had for their Tsar.
Socialists set up councils of workers and soldiers who would speak up for the lower classes. They were called Soviets
Angered by the death of his brother under Alexander III's rule, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin put together a socialist working party
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