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Russian Revolution

  • Czar Nicholas II

    Czar Nicholas II
    Grandson of Czar Alexander II continues on the Arutocratic rule by becoming Czar Nicholas II
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    Czar Nicholas's Rule

  • Steel

    Russia becames the worlds 4th - ranking producer of steel, behind the United States, Germany and Great Britain.
  • Marxist Split

    Marxist Split
    Russian Marxist revolutionaries split up into two seperate revolutionary groups becuase of dispute over tactics. The two groups were the moderate Mensheviks (wanted broad support) and the radical Bolsheviks (small committee of revolutionaries). Leader of the Bolsheviks was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    200,000 workers and families approached the Palace in St. Petersburg petitioning for better working conditions, more freedom and an elected national legislature. Nicholas II's orders to fire on them killed hundreds and wounded 1,000. This provoked wave of revolts.
  • World War I

    World War I
    Nicholas II brings Russia into World War I. The country was unprepared to hand the costs and were no match for Germany. After a year, 4 million soldiers had been killed.
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    Women textile workers in Petrograd led a citywide strike for over five days. Almost 200,000 workers stormed the streets wanting the war and autocracy to end. The Revolution was successful in bringing down Nicholas, but it didn't provide a stable government to replace him.
  • The Czar Steps Down

    The Czar Steps Down
    Following the March Revolution in 1917, Czar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne, only to be executed a year later by revolutionaries.
  • Lenin In Power

    Lenin In Power
    Lenin took part in the Bolshevik Revolution and gained power quickly. In 1921 he set up a New Economic Policey (NEP) allowing peasants to sell crops instead of giving them to the governemnt. He also encouraged foreign investment, allowing the country to slowly recover. He suffered a stroke in 1922, decapitating him of his abilities as head of the Communist Party. Later he died in 1924.
  • The Bolshevik Revolution

    The Bolshevik Revolution
    Lenin and Bolshevik gained control of hte Petrograd soviet as well as in other major cities. When the Czar fell in 1917, people began to support the takeover of the soviets and shout "Peace, Land and Bread". In november, workers stormed the Winter Palace and arrested the provisional government.
  • Stalin becomes Dictator

    Stalin becomes Dictator
    He began as general secretary of the Communist party and worked behind the scenes to support his climbing position of power. By 1928 he was in complete control of the Communisty party, and shorty after, in 1929, he exiled Trotsky; eliminating the threat of his power.