Events Leading Up to the Russian Reveloution

  • The Great Northern War

    The Great Northern War
    The Great Northern War lasted from 1700 to 1721. The Great Northern War was fought between Sweden's Charles XII and a coalition lead by Peter the Great. By the end of the war, Sweden had lost her supremacy as the leading power in the Baltic region and was replaced by Peter the Great's Russia.
  • The Decembrist Revolt

    The Decembrist Revolt
    The Decembrist Revolt was an event that took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. The czar was Nicholas I at the time, and a large group of military officials felt threatened by Nicholas's conservative views, so the liberals rebelled or "revolted" against him. The "almighty" czar and his army defeated the group. As an effect of this, Nicholas made new regulations to make sure this never happened again and that Liberal movement would not be spread throughout Russia.
  • Czar Alexander II Emancipates the Serfs

    Czar Alexander II Emancipates the Serfs
    This was the first and most important of liberal reforms during the control of Alexander II of Russia. The 1861 Emancipation Manifesto affected only the privately owned serfs. The state-owned serfs were emancipated in 186 The emancipation reform was commemorated by the construction of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Moscow.
  • The Assasination of Alexander II

    The Assasination of Alexander II
    Czar Alexander II was killed in the streets of St. Petersburg by a bomb thrown by a member of the revolutionary "People's Will" group. The People's Will, organized in 1879, employed terrorism and assassination in their attempt to overthrow Russia's czarist autocracy.
  • Czar Nicholas II abdicates the Russian throne

    Czar Nicholas II abdicates the Russian throne
    Nicholas II was the last czar of Russia. Nicholas encouraged Russian expansion in Manchuria. This majorly effected Russia because it provoked war with Japan. After Russia's loss, there were rants and riots. Another effect of Nicholas being czar, was 'Bloody Sunday.'
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War
    Following the Russian rejection of a Japanese plan to divide Manchuria and Korea into spheres of influence, Japan launches a surprise naval attack against Port Arthur, a Russian naval base in China. An effect of this was in August 1905 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt mediated a peace treaty at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Also, Japan emerged from the conflict as the first modern non-Western world power and set its sights on greater imperial expansion
  • The Reveloution of 1905

    The Reveloution of 1905
    n was sparked off by a peaceful protest held on January 22nd. This protest was the turning point in the relationship the czar Nicholas II, enjoyed with his people. Led by a Russian Orthodox priest, Father Gapon, 150,000 people took to the snow covered streets of St Petersburg to protest about their lifestyle.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday 1905 began as a relatively peaceful protest by disgruntled steel workers in St Petersburg. Angered by poor working conditions, an economic slump and the ongoing war with Japan, thousands marched on the Winter Palace to plead with Tsar Nicholas II for reform.
  • World War I (Russian Involvement)

    World War I (Russian Involvement)
    Russia entered the first world war with the largest army in the world.Stnding at 1,400,000 soldiers; when fully mobilized the Russian army expanded to over 5,000,000 soldiers. An effect of the Russian's being involved was the Battle of Tannenburg.
  • The March Reveloution

    The March Reveloution
    The March revolution of 1917 (also known as the February Revolution and the spring Revolution) occur in Russia during WW1. It all stared when 90 000 textile workers went on strike in Russia protesting about the shortage of fuel and bread. Many people joined and by the end of the week 400 000 people had joined the cause.