Russian Revolution

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  • Decembrist Revolution

    In St.Petersburg a group of army officials staged a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I.They were liberals who felt that threatned by the Tsars conservative views.They were defeated by the Tsars forces.After the revolt the Tsar came up with a variety of new regulations to prevent the spread of liberal movements in Russia.
  • Emancipation of the serfs

    The emancipation of the serfs was done by Tsar Alexander II. Many of the people who were peasants were serfs.Many of the serfs were treated inhumane.It was not so much about the inhumane ways they were treated but because of the Crimean War. It made the Tsar realize that the serfs could not compete with the industry of Britain and France. He inssued the Emanipation Manifesto that proposed 17 legaslative acts to free the serfs. Serfdom would be abolished and peasants would be able to buy land.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Peaceful demonstrators in the streets of St.Petersburg who were marching to the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II, were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. They were marching to present an appeal about their harsh work conditions and what they hoped to gain. This caused bitterness towards Tsar Nicholas the II and his autocratic rule.
  • Revolution of 1905

    The revolution of 1905 was a calling from the Russian people for a change in their government. Much of this resulted from Bloody Sunday where innocent protesters were killed. Also much of this had to do with the Russo-Japenese War. Many strikes and riots followed. On Oct 7- 17 was a massive strike that brought the Tsar back from America. The Tsar Nicholas II issued the October Manifest which granted basic civil rights and liberties to the people.
  • Russia Enters WWI

    After the assination of Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian government blamed the Serbian Government. Russia was allied with Serbia and Germany belived that Russia would not mobilise. Germany offered to support Austria. Russia did mobilise and since they were aligned with France, France mobilised as well. Than Germany declared war on Russia. Following the war call on Russia, Germany declared war on France.
  • Rasputin Murdered

    In an attempt to save the Russian Empire several members of the aristocracy. He was said to have been ruining mother Russia. He became a personal advisor and confidante. And people who were in the aristocracy thought it was unacceptable to have a peasant advising the Tsarina. So powerful aristocracy men came together and tried to poison him. Many other things were tried and he would not die so they put him in a sack and drowned him. People were happy that they had done the deed.
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    2 major wars happened in Russia during Tsar Nicholas II rule. The Russo-Japanese war and World War I. Each of those wars had many casulaties. Russia went through loss of territory, many casualites, and much confusion due to peasants and the conditions of workers. These all set the stage for the second Russian Revolution in February 1917.
  • March Revolution

    Workers at Petrograd's largest industrial plant started a strike. Many more people joined the strike in days to follow and even the army began to mutiny. The Tsar had lost much power due to unhappy people and they didnt want to follow the Tsar or the government. This revolution marked the end to Tsar autocracy in Russia. This than led to the creation of the Soviet Union. A provisional government was put into place until the Bolsheviks took over power.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    This was when the Bolsheviks overthrew the Provisional Government. Because of the Bolsheviks role in defending the Provisional Government, they gained an even deeper respect from the Russian people. On Oct. 24-25 pro-Bolshevik soldiers, sailors, and Red Guards came to the Winter Palace and arrested memebers of the Provisional Government. Elections followed the next few days and than the Bolsheviks were put into power.
  • Murder of the Romanovs

    After Tsar Nicholas II was removed from power, people still thought of him as there ruler.The Bolsheviks decided to kill Nicholas and his family. Red Army soldiers killed the family in the basement of the house with three servants and the family doctor. To prevent a cult for the Tsar the bodies were taken to the countryside and buried in a secret grave.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    This was the ending to World War I and was between Germany and the Allies. The Fourteen Points came out of this as well as the League of Nations. Each country got something out of the Treaty. Russia was able to have any sort of government it wanted, and that government was to be accepted, supported, and welcomed.
  • Lenin Dies/USSR formed

    Vladimir Lenin was the man behind the Bolshevik Revolution. He was the first leader of the Soviet Union. The Bolshevik party was a faction of the Russian Social Democratic Workers Party. Many workers because of this began to rebel in Russia. After the Tsar abidicated, a while later Lenin saw his chance. A few months later with the Bolshevik party, Lenin became the dicator of Russia. With this Lenin's government nationalized industry and distributed land. The USSR was than established.
  • Stalin Takes Power/Death of Trotsky

    After Lenin died many people thought that it was Trotsky who would take over power. But after much political scheming and big political moves, Stalin came to power. Lenin and Trotsky worked together in the Bolshevik Party. After Lenin died Trortsky became undermined and his disagreement with the Communist Party policy became more open. He was expelled from the party in 1927 and was later deported from the Soviet Union. He died on August 22 1940 of pickaxe wounds in Mexico City.