Russian Revolution

By Fabiog
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    Russian Revolution

    The various russian revolution's took place during this time period.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday was a massacre which saw the lives of unarmed peaceful demonstrators come to a savage end by the imperial guard. The protestors aim was the present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II, the crowd weighed to a tremendous 200,000 individuals who opposed the Tsar regime. This massacre was one of the primary reasons why the revolutions of 1917 occured, the peasant population were not happy with the treatment by the Tsar,
  • Russia's food crisis

    Russia's food crisis
    This was a minor economic crisis period for the Russians as they were now unable to import food to Russia, and therefore had to provide the minimal agricultural development which Russia had to the military, resulting in price inflation and low supply of food for the civilian populus.
  • Revolt of Factory workers begins

    Revolt of Factory workers begins
    The city of St. Petersburg was lacking food supplies, and because the Russian government had printed several million roubble's the price of food was often 4 times the amount previously seen in 1914. This price crisis was faced with many factory-workers fighting for higher wages in order to afford the cost of living. This resulted, too, in the striking of the factory-working peasants.
  • Suggestion of Tsar Nicholas II's replacement

    Suggestion of Tsar Nicholas II's replacement
    Grand Duke Nicholas, Tsar Nicholas II's uncle was asked if he would take over from his nephew as Tsar. This did not present reasoning or influence the February revolution's occurence.
  • Major Announcement of Strike

    Major Announcement of Strike
    Workers at Putilov, Petrograd's largest industrial plant, announced a strike,
  • Major protesting takes place.

    Major protesting takes place.
    The day after the major striking of Putilov, was International Womans Day, on this day there was rallying of workers demanding better living conditions and bread, this lead to the strike of over 50,000 workers in Petrograd alone.
  • The result of the Februrary Protesting

    The result of the Februrary Protesting
    By the 25th of February virtually every industrial business in Petrograd had been shut down due to the striking of workers, together with many commercial and service enterprises. Students and teachers alike joined the rallying protests in the streets demanding better rights for their people.
  • Tsar's attempts to supress rioting

    Tsar's attempts to supress rioting
    The Tsar sent over 180,000 military forces into the town of Petrograd to stop the protesting workers by force, this event ultimately led to his demise. The majority of the troops begun to mutiny from the military, rendering the garrison useless to the advancing riots and protesting from the peasant population. Many of these riots included the removal of Tsarist symbols and manipulative devices.
  • Tsar attempts train travel

    Tsar attempts train travel
    Tsar Nicholas II attempts to travel towards Petrograd on the 1st of March 1917. His train is halted and ordered to divert by a group of disloyal troops.
  • Tsar forced to abdicate by peers

    Tsar forced to abdicate by peers
    Upon finally arriving in Petrograd the Tsar's Army Chief's and remaining ministers (The rest of whom had fled under the pretence of power-loss) suggested as a group that Tsar Nicholas II should abdicate from his throne as there was no viable alternative for him. He did this on the 2nd of March 1917.
  • Tsar Nicholas II's brother declines the throne.

    Tsar Nicholas II's brother declines the throne.
    On the 3rd of March 1917 Tsar Nicholas II's brother declined the throne as he realised that he would have little support after the actions of his brother.
  • Provisional Government announced.

    Provisional Government announced.
    There was much excitement in Russia after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, and this excitement was built upon by the announcement of Provisional Government.
  • Protests against new government regime.

    Protests against new government regime.
    The October revolution was lead by Vladimir Lenin based upon the ideology of Karl Marx, this revolution was far less supported than the February revolution, but built upon the ideals of the February revolution. The October revolution was opposed to the new system of government and wanted a more democratic approach to govnerment in Russia, this came in the form of election's of local council leaders by the peasants and workers but Soviet councils where also involved in this new regime.