Russian Revolution William Maitland

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  • Progressive Bloc forms

    Progressive Bloc forms
    Progressive Bloc was an alliance of political forces in the Russian Empire and occupied 236 of the 442 seats in the Imperial Duma.
  • 3rd coalition government with bolsheviks as the majority

    3rd coalition government with bolsheviks as the majority
    The provisional government lasted approximately eight months, and ceased to exist when the Bolsheviks gained power after the October Revolution.
  • Duma dissolved by Czar Nicholas

    Duma dissolved by Czar Nicholas
    The State Duma introduced into the Russian Empire by Tsar Nicholas II in 1906. It was dissolved in 1917 during the Russian Revolution.
  • February revolution

    February revolution
    The February Revolution was the first of two revolutions which took place in Russia in 1917.
  • Order No.1 issued

    Order No.1 issued
    Soviet Order Number 1 was the first official order of The Petrograd (st. Petersburg) Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies. The order was issued following the February Revolution.
  • tzar nicholas 2 abdicates

    tzar nicholas 2 abdicates
    During the February Revolution, Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, is forced to abdicate the throne. A provincial government is installed in his place.
  • Lenin returns to Russia

    Lenin returns to Russia
    It was safer for Lenin to return to Petrograd.
  • Lenin issues his April Theses

    Lenin issues his April Theses
    April Theses were a series of ten directives issued by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin upon his return to Petrograd from his exile in Switzerland via Germany and Finland.
  • Kerensky becomes Prime Minister

    Kerensky becomes Prime Minister
    When the tsar's government collapsed, the members of the Duma set up the Provisional Government, led by Alexander Kerensky. The Provisional Government never really ruled Russia.
  • bolsheviks revolution

    bolsheviks revolution
    joined the Bolshevik Party in Russia whose goal was to overthrow the Provisional Government and set up a government for the proletariat.
  • Lenin instated as chairman of the council of Peoples commissars

    Lenin instated as chairman of the council of Peoples commissars
    This was a government formed shortly after the October Revolution in 1917. Created in the Russian Republic, the council laid foundations in restructuring the country to form the Soviet Union.
  • White Army Forms in opposition to bolsheviks

    White Army Forms in opposition to bolsheviks
    Political opinions in Russia formed their opposition to the Bolsheviks
  • Allied forces arrive and fight alongside whites

    Allied forces arrive and fight alongside whites
    After the Bolshevik government withdrew from World War I, the Allied Powers militarily backed the anti-communist White forces in Russia
  • Russia declared a republic

    Russia declared a republic
    declaring Russia to be a democratic federal republic.
  • Treaty of Brest-litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-litovsk
    This was a peace treaty signed between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers
  • Russia falls results in counter attack

    Russia falls results in counter attack
    During the June 18 offensive, the Russian Army was defeated by the German and Austro-Hungarian forces as a result of a counter-attack.
  • czar nicholas and family executed

    czar nicholas and family executed
    Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.
  • Lenin's attempted assassination

    Lenin's attempted assassination
    After speaking at a factory in Moscow, Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is shot twice by Fanya Kaplan, a member of the Social Revolutionary party. Lenin was seriously wounded but survived the attack.
  • New economic plan announced

    New economic plan announced
    This was an economic policy of Soviet Russia proposed by Vladimir Lenin, who described it as a progression towards "state capitalism" within the workers' state of the USSR.
  • Lenin's Death

    Lenin's Death
    Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, died aged only 53, having suffered three severe strokes.