Russian Revolution

  • The March Revolution

    The March Revolution
    • By the beginning of 1917, the people of Russia were already angry because of the many lives lost in WWI
      • With a shortage of fuel and bread, 90,000 textile workers went on strike because of the shortages
    • Workers were also turned down on a 50% pay increase -Tsar Nicholas banned protesting and therefore sent soldiers to shoot any protestors violating this new law -With an ending number of 400,000 people, the strike ended strong and attracted many new people that wanted to help the cause
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    • In agreement with the Duma, he abandoned the throne
    • Nicholas named the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich as his successor
    • Nicholas abdicated due to the break down of Russia
    • Abdication of Nicholas brought an end to the three centuries of ruling by the Romanov's
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    • along with Nicholas' abandonment of the throne, this brought the Romanov ruling to an end
    • revolution started when about 11 milliion peasants were sent to fight in WWI
    • Also leading to the start of the revolution, workers marched to actories -About 50,000 workers started a strike and a multitude of riots
    • Bolsheviks now led the soviets