Russian revolution

Russian Revolution

  • Women Protest for Peace and Bread

    Women Protest for Peace and Bread
    On March 8 10,000 women marched through Petrograd they wanted peace and the bread ration to end. They called for a strike that shut down all factories in the city.He ordered troops to fire and break them up. The legislative body established the provisional government and urged czar to step down. He stepped down because he no longer had the support of the army.
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  • Rise Of Lenin

    Rise Of Lenin
    The Bolsheviks began as a Marxist party called the Russian Democrats under the leadership of V.I. Lenin. He believed the only way to destroy the capitalist system was a violent revolution. Wanted activists to form small parties that could accomplish the tasks. When to provisional government formed in 1917 he saw an opportunity for them to seize power. He was sent to Russia which started the revolution by gaining control of people in Russia.
  • Bolsheviks Seize Power

    Bolsheviks Seize Power
    <a href='http://' >The Bolsheviks were in position to claim power in the name of the soviets. They captured the Winter Palace, the seat of the provisional government which quickly led to the collapse.The Bolsheviks changed their name to communists and then Lenin signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany in hope of peace saying the treaty didn’t matter because of the spread of socialist revolution throughout Europe.
  • Civil War in Russia

    Civil War in Russia
    <a href='http://' >The Russian civil war tore apart Russia for 3 years. After November 1917, many groups formed that opposed Bolsheviks. 2 groups were formed during this civil war, these groups were the "Reds" which was the Bolsheviks and the "Whites" those which were those who opposed Bolsheviks.
  • A New German Offense

    A New German Offense
    Russia’s withdraw from the war gave Germany a hope to end the war. Erich Von Lundendorff led the military and to attacked in March 1918. They were headead toward Paris but they were stopped by American, Moroccan and French troops
    and were forced back. With more than a million American troops in France they made an advance of Germany. On sptember 29, 1918 Ludendorff told German leaders that the war was lost and to ask for peace.
  • Collapse and Armistice

    Collapse and Armistice
    German officials realized that the allies wouldn’t make peace
    with an imperial government so they tried to create a liberal government but their efforts were to late for the people of Germany. Within days councils of workers and soldiers
    formed throughout Germany. They took over civilian and military offices. Under Friedrich Ebert they created a democratic republic. Two days later on November 11,
    1918, the German government signed the armistice a peace agreement.
  • Revolutionary Forces

    Revolutionary Forces
    The war was over but people were not happy with moderate
    policies of the Social Democrats. A group of radical socialists formed the German Communist Party in December 1918 and tried to seize power of Berlin. The Social Democratic government stopped rebels by killing the leaders of communism; RosaLuxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
  • Wilson Proposal

    Wilson Proposal
    Wilson the U.S. president portrayed idealistic views before the war was even over. He proposed a lasting peace by openly reaching agreements and not including military or weapons. He wanted all nations to be a democratic government
    and guarantee political independence and territorial integrity to states all alike. He was excited to attend the Paris Peace Conference but found that more practical motives were founded in other countries.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
    <a href='http://' >Delegates met in Paris en early 1919 to determine the peacesettlement. Many complications became apparent, when everyone wanted differentthings. David Lloyd wanted Germans to pay for the war. France wanted security to assureit wouldn’t happen again. The U.S., France, and Great Britain were the big 3. Wilsonwanted to create League of Nations, Clemenceau and Lloyd wanted revenge so theycompromised. On, January 25, 1919 the conference accepted Wilson’s idea and he thenagreed to compromise
  • Treaty Of Verasailles

    Treaty Of Verasailles
    Was the final peace settlement between the defeated nations.
    Germany signed on June 28, 1919 and this was the most important. They had to payback other countries because they had started the war, cut back their army to hundred
    thousand, sections of eastern Germany were awarded to a new Polish state. Germany was unhappy with the settlement but agreed unwilling to start a new war.
  • New Map Of Europe

    New Map Of Europe
    German and Russian empires lost land, Austro-Hungarian Empire disappeared
    and many new nation-states were formed. The Paris Peace Conference was guided by
    the principles of self-determination but the mixtures of people in eastern Europe made it
    impossible to draw boundaries along ethnic lines. Compromises had to be mad but the
    problem of ethnic minorities in other countries caused problems. The peace settlement
    created the mandate system. That meant a nation governed another as a mandate of beha