Lenin leads the radical bolsheviks; he has to flee to Europe from Russia to avoid being arrested. Will he return?
The Russian Revolution
Russia Goes Down
Japan attacks Russia at Port Auther, because of a series of broken agreements. Japan wins.
Holy Sunday becomes bloody Sunday
200,000 workers and families approached the Czar's winter palace carrying petiton asking for better working conditions and personal freedom.Czar ordered firing squad on protesters; 1,000 wounded and several hundred dead.
Nicholas Promises Freedom
Meeting of first Duma; Russia's parliament. Czar threatened by their power; dissolves it in 10 weeks.
Russia goes into WW1
Russia goes into the great war and suffers great losses; 4 millon killed or wounded in the 1st year. Russia not prepared for this war.
Rasputin (Mad Monk from Siberia)
The so called healer, self proclaimed monk has huge influence over the Czarina and her family; many are unhappy with the situation and plot to kill him. Will the monk ever die?
Women textile workers strike, and riots form over bread and fuel. This time soldiers side with the workers. Czar loses power and must step down.
Armed workers storm the Palace
Armed factory workers strom the winter palace and arrest goverment workers. Lenin returns.
A treaty is here
Russia and Germany sign a treaty; Russia bows out of WWI.
The Death of the Romanovs
The Czar and his family are put under house arrest; Lenin eventually orders their execution to help his Reds defeat the Whites
Civil War: more deadly than earlier revolutions
The Red army shows Bolsheviks can seize power and keep it. The communists defeat those loyal to the Czar (Whites).
Put aside new plans for small-scale capitalism
The new economic policy NEP. reforms under NEP allow Peasants to sell their own crops.
Lenin has a stroke
Bolshevic revolution; The country named union of soviet socialist republics (USSR) in honor of the councils that helped launch bolshevic revolution. Lenin suffers a stroke; who will take power?