Russian Revolution

  • Decembrist Revolt

    Decembrist Revolt
    • About 3,000 soldiers were led in a protest against Nicholas I's
    • The uprising took place in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg
    • The protest was led by Russian army officers
  • Emancipation of the serfs

    Emancipation of the serfs
    • Serfs were given the full rights the free citizens had
    • Peasants would be able to buy land
    • Household serfts were granted freedom but not land
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    • Protesters presenting a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard
    • This strike was led by Father Gapon
    • There were around 40 people around Gapon that were killed, while Gapon was not even injured
  • revolution of 1905

    revolution of 1905
    • a strike took place in a plant that makes railroad parts in Saint Petersburg
    • a procession of workers was led to Winter Palace to give a petition to the Tsar
    • Priest, George Gapon, a controversial Orthodox, led this procession
  • Russia enters WWI

    Russia enters WWI
    • Russia had the largest army in the world when they entered World War I, with 1,400,00 soldiers when they started
    • As the war went on the Russian army grew to over 5,000,000 soldiers *Tsar Nicholas's uncle, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolacvich was named Commander and Chief
  • Rasputin Murdered

    Rasputin Murdered
    • Rasputin was first poisoned
    • When the poisoning failed, he was then shot multiple times
    • Even after that failed he was then thrown into the Neva River where he then died from water in his lungs
  • March Revolution

    March Revolution
    • This revolution was focused around Saint Petersburg
    • Members of the imperial parliament assumed control over the country
    • The revolution took place during heavy military stebacks during WWI
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    • Abdiction was enforced when Grand Duke Mikhail effictively declined power
    • During his reign, Russia went from bein a great power to an economic and military collapse
    • Nicknamed Bloody Nicholas because events like Bloody Sunday that took place during his reign
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    • The Russian Provisional Government was overthrown
    • The local Soviets were dominated by Bolsheviks
    • Resulted in the creation of the Soviet Union
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    • Ended state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers
    • Signed exactly 5 years after Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated
    • Peace treaty at the end of WWI
  • USSR Formed

    USSR Formed
    • First leader was Lenin
    • Stalin followed Lenin in power
    • Result of the revolutions and Vladimir Lenin
  • Lenin Dies

    Lenin Dies
    • Lenin was the first leader of the Soviet Union
    • Lenin was an architect in the Bolshevik Revolution
    • He died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 54
  • Stalin takes power

    Stalin takes power
  • Death of Trotsky

    Death of Trotsky
    • Trotsky opposed the ideas of Stalin
    • Trotsky was found to be stuck by an ice pick
    • He was found to be killed by Ramon Mercader, an agent sent to Mexico by the orders of Stalin's police