Fall of the Tsar and the Russian Revolution

  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    The Rusoo-Japanese war began with the Naval attack on port Arthur. Japan successfully challenged Russia which was its other rival for power in Korea and Manchuria. Russia persuaded Germany and France to join them in applying diplomatic pressure on the Japanese. The Boxer Rebellion of 1900 caused the European powers and Japan to send troops to China to suppress the rebels. When the fighting was over, Russian troops were officially occupying Manchuria, and promised to withdraw the forces.
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    The Fall of the Tsar & The Russian Revoltuion

  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    When war broke out between Russia and Japan in 1904, news of military disasters unleashes pent-up discontent. Protesters poured into the streeets, workers went on strike,and liberals called for a constitution and reforms to overhaul the government. A priest organized a peaceful march for Sunday January 22, 1905. The protesters flooded toward the Winter Palace chanting hymns. With them they brought a petition for justice and peace. Many were killed, which signaled a revolution.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution  of 1905
    After Bloody Sunday, strikes multiplied and in some cities workers took over the local government. Peasants revolted and demanded land. Terrorist targeted officials. Finall Nicholas was forced to annouince sweeping reforms. He promised "freedom of person. conscience, speech, assemnly, and union. He then agreed to summon a Duma for approval. Arrests and executions followed. Dissatification still lingered. Russia remained an autocracy.
  • Russia Joins WWI

    Russia Joins WWI
    The outbreak of the war in 1914 fueld national pride anmd united Russians. Armies dashed to battle with enthusiasm. World War I quickly strained Russian resources. Factories couldnt turn out enough supplies and tranportation systems broke down. by 1915, many soldiers had no rifles and no ammunition. in 1915 alone Russian casualties reached 2 million. Nicholas II went to the front to take prsonasl charge leaving Alexandra in power. She relied on Rasputin.
  • Grigory Rasputin

    Grigory Rasputin
    After Nicholas II went ot the front, Alexandra was left ion charge of Russia. She was only only concerned with healing her one andd only son. A man named Rasputin claimed that he could heal this young boy and Alexandra was convinced that he was sent from God. However, the people were very skeptical of Rasputin and his "powers." Fearing monarchy, a group of Russian nobles killed Rasputin on December 29, 1916.
  • Death of the Romanovs

    Death of the Romanovs
    The year 1913 marked the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. Everywhere the russians honored the tsar and his family. Nicholas and Alexandra felt that he was too loved to be threatened. This was deceiving however because in March 1917, the first two of the revolutions would topple the Romanov dynasty and pave the way for even more change.
  • Russian Civil War

    Russian Civil War
    After the Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin quickly soought peace with Germany. Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk in March 1918, giving up a huge chunk of its territory and its population. Russia's withdrawl affected the hopes of both Allies and the Central Powers. For 3 years, civil war rages between the Reds and the Whites. The Allies intervened in hope that the Whites might overthrow the Communists. Britain, France, and the US sent troops to help the Whites. In the long run, the
  • Formation of the USSR

    Formation of the USSR
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics began with Russia and three other republics: Belorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Republic. The Communists produced a constitution that seemed both democratic and socialist. It set up san elected legislature, and gave all citizens over the age of 18 the right to vote. All political power , resources, and means of production would belong to workers and peasants. The USSR was a multinational state made up of European and Asian peoples.
  • Lenin's Death & the Competition to Replace Him

    Lenin's Death & the Competition to Replace Him
    Lenin dies at age 54 after adopting the New Economic Policy (NEP). His death setoff a power struggle among Communist leaders. There was more than one contender. They consisted of: Joseph Stalin and Trotsky. Eventually Stalin isolated Trotsky and he fled the country. In 1940, a Stalinist agent murdered Trotsky in Mexico. Stalin was officially in power. The affected Russia because the "war" over this postition cause the candidates to not care as much about the citizens. Many were starving.