Events leading up to the Russian Revolution

  • Great Northern War

    Challenged Sweeden's absolute power, monarchy, and imperilism. Sweeden gained more power in the Baltic region. C onfilict led by the Tsardom of Russia in going againt the supremecy of the Sweedeish Empire. A conflict led by the Tsardom Of Russia. This contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in the Northern Europe, Central Europe, and Eastern Europe. Led by Peter the Great, Frederick IV, and Agustus II the Strong. The defeat of Russia did not end the war.
  • Decembrist Revolt

    A group of military liberals planned a revolt against the tsar Nicholas I in disagreement to the conservative views. The officials were overthrown by the tsar's forces. As a result Nicholas made it important to impliment the spread of the liberal movement in Russia.
  • Czar Alexander II Emancipates the Serfs

    Proclaims that serfs on private and domestic estates be emancipated. After this act become cear over 23 million people gained thier liberty. Serfs gained the right to marry without permission, to be free citizens, adn to own a property/business.
  • Assassination of Alexander II

    A bomb was thrown by the "People's Will" group in the streets of St. Petersburg. Alexander had many attempts made to sal vage his life, before he finally passed on March 31st
  • The Russo- Japanese War

    Drew out the rival ambitions of the Russian and Japanese Empire. Japanese chose war to gain power of Korea. Russia tried to get a warm water port on the Pacific coast, but that coast was running all year. Japanese gained victory of the Russian forces.
  • Bloody Sunday

    A peaceful march led by unarmed citizens to the palce of Tsar Nicholas II in the palace of St. Petersburg, Russia. This march soon turned into a blood filled massacre when an imperial guard gunned down the group of protesters.
  • The Revolution of 1905

    A wave of politcal and social unrest that was mainly through the Russian Empire. There were workers on stike, peasents unrest, and military mutinany. This led to the Consitutional Monarchy
  • Russia's involvement in World War I

    Joined the Central powers in the secret Ottoman- German Alliance. Threatening Russia's Cuacasian territories and Britians communications through the Suez Canal to India. Russiahad much of the Caucasus region covered.The Russian Caucasus Army began to fall apart in the Febreaury revolution.
  • March Revolution

    After World War II Russia's problems were amplified. It began by some woman in St. Petersburg protesting the lack of food institution of the Provisional Government govern Russia until a Constitutional Assembly could be elected to write a new constitution
  • Tzar Nicholas II abdicates Russian Throne

    His rein caused Imperial Russia to change from being one of the formost great powers to a world of econimic and military collapse. Under his rule Russia was defeated inthe Russ-Japanese War. Annihalation also happend in the Russian Fleet at the Battle of Tsushima.