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How Did Russia Become the Soviet Union?
Updated: 6/6/2019
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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