Tsar Nicholas II: WW1 has cost us 17M Rubles and millions of death , I must say our taxes needs to be increased and prioritization of the Army is foremost.
We can't afford food, how could we live?
Well what exactly is constitutional illusion??
White Movement Failed
Social conditions worsened as farmers were sent to the army, families starved from the lack of agriculture and food was prioritized for soldiers
Transportation for the Army was unorganized and soldiers suffered from overlooked supplies and lack of ammunition
Where did Tsar order our boots and bullets?
Before Nicholas II left for WWI, he left Tsarina Alexandra in charge of the Russian government
Constitutional Illusiona political error when people believe in the existence of a normal, juridical, orderly "constitutional" system when it does not exist
Red Army (Chekha)
Green Armyconsisted of peasants who were angry about army confiscating their grain which Bolshevik justified as necessary for war communism
Tsarina was heavily influenced by a man named Rasputin, and was not good at defending the government
Rasputin's behaviour ruined the reputation of the dynasty, in which he was assasinated and thrown into a river as people believed it was the only way to maintain order
Who was Rasputin?
Rasputin was a self-ordained holy man known as the “Mad Monk”
I heard he healed Nicholas II's son from a medical condition!!
Rasputin's death caused outrage amongst people and as Tsar Nicholas II came back, he was blamed for war losses and was seen to be incompetent. Civilians grew upset of the unorganized government, which led up to February's Revolution.
He has gifts of prediction and healing
Us Bolsheviks will destroy any constitutional illusions. We will murder and imprison advocates for democracy, constitutions and the freedom of political expression
This will lead to Russia's Civil War
Green Army Failed
Oh I see.. what else?
The Bolsheviks!! How dare they close our industry
Our population will support you
Soldiers deserted due to lack of organization
Who were the Zemstvos?
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
This was Russia's peace treaty between new Bolshevik government and the central powers that ended Russia's participation in World War 1
Lenin's tactics to keep civilians from rebelling was to inflict violence amongst its own people by inventing constant threats from civilian enemies. He believed violence was key to establishing and maintaining a Bolshevik state
I declare a new economic policy where individual businesses are allowed to boost productivity
The Zemstvos were a local organization who took care of civilian well beings such as injured soldiers and food distribution
Russia's Women's Day February 23, 1917
During Women’s day, working women took to the streets of Petrograd
What about our food scarcity? Does Tsar not care?
как мы будем жить
What is this mismanaged war effort!
Russia's capital of Petrograd moved to Moscow as the central powers continued to advance in Russian territory and the German troops were moving in close. Allied powers who tried to overthrow Russia began sending troops.
Communist entrepreneurs grew rich while men and women flourished with jewels and fur. The compromise the Bolsheviks created was a temporary means to the end of domination
We want the old regime back!!
We dont !
Rebellious soldiers and angry crowds persuaded Nicholas to abdicate his throne. Equality and expansion of rights felt imminent which would eventually lead to the October Revolution as the Provisional Government called the "Duma" was formed.Workers and soldiers revived the soviets they used in the revolution of 1905 and wanted to claim a voice in ruling Russia
Vladimir Lenin was sent back to Russia by Germany, who will soon be known as one of the Bolshevik leaders
We Bolsheviks believe in communism! Elite cadre of leaders need to leave the revolution instantly!!
Socialism in One Country !
Industrial Production fell 13% from its prewar level. Leading to the thriving Bolshevik propaganda machine as they set up the idea of workers paradise, and health clinics and daycares were created so everyone could revive the economy. An estimated 300,000 men were killed during the Russian Civil war, along with 250,000 executions made by the Chekhas. The soviet republic was exhausted from droughts, famine, and disease as the russian economy was damaged.
Lenin: We believe in the message "Peace, Bread, Land"
PEACEa representation to the end of Russia's involvement in World War I
BREADrepresented the end of food scarcity
LANDrepresented what would be given to Russia's population
Leon Trotsky was another Bolshevik leader that would influence October's Revolution
I have successfully popularized the Bolsheviks by speaking in factories and calling for end to violence!
We Bolsheviks have established the Communist Comintern to promote and control the rise of communist parties
We feel the word socialism is too reform minded and pro-democracy, now we support communism
It is fall, and it is time to overthrow the Provisional Government along with democratic policies
The Bolsheviks were thriving, and made the provisional government look weak.
The Winter Palace Later that day during October's Revolution ..
Let's begin the Coup d'etat!!!
RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR 1917 - 1922Russia and Eastern Europe was filled with violence, disease, and starvation. The Bolsheviks / Red Terror battled the "White Movement" consisting of anti-Bolsheviks who believed in anti-communism.
Bolshevism was a response to the dysfunction and deprivation of early 20th century
You guys are under arrest
Hands up! We're the Bolsheviks!!
During the Coup d'etat, Bolsheviks took charge over government buildings, arm depots, transportations and enforced elections
JANUARY 1918The Bolsheviks developed a tactic meant to destroy "constitutional illusion"
Red Terror (Chekha)Secret Police that picked off opponents of the white movement and police labor camps in order to put down rebellion and riots by workers
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