Events Leading up to the Russian Revolution

  • The Great Northern War

    The Great Northern War
    The great Northern War was fought between Swedens Charles Xll and Peter the Great. In November Sweden attacked russia and succedeed, but Sweden was defeated later in the Spring. Russia succeeded in capturing Riga the fortress of Vigborg, and much of FInland, they also defeated the Swedish navy.
  • The Decembrist Revolt

    The Decembrist Revolt
    Took place in St.Petersburg, a group of military offcialls revolted agiant NIcolas l. The group felt threatened by this new leaders conservative views. They were defeated by the tsars forces. As a result of the revolt, the tsar created new regulations to prevent the spread of the liberal movement in Russia
  • Czar Alexander II Emancipates the Serfs

    Czar Alexander II Emancipates the Serfs
    Czar Alexander II, spoke before the gentry of Moscow asking them to free the serfs. He believd that if they didnt, soon a rising would occur of them fighting for freedom. He was trying to prepare for a more liberal and self-regulating society. After they were freed, lands were distibuted for the serfs to live in called communes. the only catch to being a freed serf, was that you ad to pay your way out by making annual payments to the government.
  • The Assassination of Alexander II

    The Assassination of Alexander II
    Every Sunday Alexander II would travel to the menage in a close caraige. He was accompanied by six cossacks. On one road the street was flanked by sidewalks for the people. A young member of the movement "the peoples will" Nikoli Ryskov was carrying a small package wrapped in a hankerchief. It turned out to be a bomb. that was thrown under the carraige, to blow up. But this bomb failed to kill the emperor, so a second member ran out and threw a bomb at the feet of Nicolas II, he was then killed
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War
    Was considered the first great war of the 20th century. Russia was after a warm-water port on the pacific ocean, for their navy, and trade as well. There home port Vladivostok was only open during the summer, but this port, Port Arthur, would be open all seasons. Eventually Japan attacked Russia, and defeated them in both land and sea battles.
  • The Revolution of 1905

    The Revolution of 1905
    This revolution began with the great masscre known ad Bloody Sunday. This revolution was caused by a great amount of people who called for a change in the government. After trying and failing to regain control of the nation Nicolas II finnaly created the October MInfesto a document that gave the people rights, and input on the governmet. But the Revolution caused a significant reform in Russia.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday began as a peaceful demonstration of people marching to present a petition to Czar NIcolas II. When they were suddenly gunned down whil entering the city center and palace. though it didnt take place at the Palace, it showed the blatent disregard for the common people, and is seen as one of the main events that lead to the Russian Revolution
  • World War l (Russian involvement)

    World War l (Russian involvement)
    World War I was to have a terrible impact on Russia. Rasputin reccomended to NIcolas that he should not got to war, for it will have a terrible impact on Russia and its people, but Nicolas did not listen. NIcolas spent much of his time on the actual war front but was far to indecisive to be of any use to the military. After the war Russia suffered through a very large depression, and after Nicolas was killed along with his family, communism rose to power over the starving nation.
  • Czar Nicholas II abdicates the Russian throne

    Czar Nicholas II abdicates the Russian throne
    In 1917, in Petrograd, the march revolution began. Crowds of people chanted for bread and peace. When the demonstrations began to spread the government sent out troops to restore the order. But many soldiers refused to shoot at the crowds, many even joined the protest. Only a week later Czar Nicholas II abidiacated his throne.
  • The March Revolution

    The March Revolution
    It all started when around 90,000 textile workers went on a strike. They protested against the shortage of fuel and bread. The Czar sent out milatary to put and end to it but they instead shot their oficcers and joined the protests. Soon the Czar asked his brother to help but he declined, and then he abdicated his throne and he and his family were put on house arrest until his death.