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Russian Revolution Timeline Activity

  • Decembrist Revolt (part 1)

    Decembrist Revolt  (part 1)
    The first major event to ever challenge the authority of the czar and the government happened when a small group of rebels (made of nobles and army officers) tried to overthrow the czar government. This major event went on to be known as the 1825 Decembrist Revolt. In more detail, the main goal of this group was to set up a constitutional monarchy, but it failed due to a lack of organization and support.
  • Decembrist Revolt (part 2)

    Czar Nicholas ll, at the time, quickly crushed the uprising and killed five officers, in addition to sending many more to camps in remote parts of Siberia. Overall, the reason why this event was so significant was because it showed that the people where beginning too distrust the czar and become un-loyal. Up to that point, nobody in Russia had challenged the czar’s authority. In additional Nicholas ll responded in a harsh way with brutal reprocautions.
  • Decembrist Revolt (part 3)

    He imposed strict censorship, banned books with liberal ideas, and targeted universities. Most noticeably, through the czar secret police, 150,000 people were accused of treason and not being loyal. In conclusion, the main principal that came as a result of the event was that it gave inspiration to future generations of Russian citizens.
  • Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia (part 1)

    Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia  (part 1)
    After the death of his father, Alexander lll, Nicholas ll inherited the throne, as he was an only child. Around the time he inherited the throne, Nicholas ll married his wife, Alexander of Germany, who he would go onto to have a family with. The result of having five children altered him, as he became more of a devoted father than a czar. Due to the fact that he was a more devoted father he did not really care with politics and tensions started to rise.
  • Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia (part 2)

    To add on, he had no military experience and little experience with politics when he got the throne. The consequence of not really understanding politics resulted in him making some bad decisions that would eventually lead to him to give up the throne. The first bad decision Nicholas ll was responsible for was called Bloody Sunday, which led to revolts across the country.
  • Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia (part 3)

    In addition, during his time as czar, he fired his council, lost the Russian War with Japan, created hardships for the public during World War l, and abdicated his throne to become the last czar of Russia.
  • The Russo-Japanese War (part 1)

    The Russo-Japanese War (part 1)
    Trying to show off his power to the government and the people, Nicholas ll decided that Russia needed to conquer some territory. As a result, in 1904, Russia started a conflict with Japan over the Korea and Manchuria regions. Many, including the czar, predicted that this would be a quick campaign as they had more troops and more resource than the Japanese. Despite the odds, Japan easily won the war.
  • The Russo-Japanese War (part 2)

    The consequences of the Russia getting crushed in the war was that the loss reflected the leadership of Nicholas ll, and showed the public distrust in the czar which caused revolts. Since the defeat was so surprising, the economy suffered and many people endure countless hardships. In conclusion, the event is important as it shows the declining power of the czar’s power in Russia, as well as a lack of organization/leadership.
  • Bloody Sunday (part 1)

    Bloody Sunday (part 1)
    Bloody Sunday occurred after the Russo-Japanese War, when there were a lot of economic hardships. Father Georgy , a young priest, organized a march to the czar’s palace in St. Petersburg with hundreds of people. Specifically, the march was to petition for better working conditions and political freedoms. As the march got close to the palace, the officers in charge, (because the czar was not there) order the soldiers to fire upon the crowd which contained men, women, and children.
  • Bloody Sunday (part 2)

    After it was all over, the death toll reached about a hundred people while hundreds of more were injured. The reason why this event played a huge role in the breakup of the Soviet Union was because it led to many revolts across the country, which turned into the revolution of 1905. In addition, the czar got a bad reputation and was referred to as “Bloody Nicholas,” even though he did not order the commands to fire on the crowd.
  • Bloody Sunday (part 3)

    Eventually, these revolts would lead to arguments and civil wars, which would divide the country after the czar gave up his throne.
  • World War I (Russian involvement) (part 1)

    World War I (Russian involvement) (part 1)
    When Nicholas ll made the decision to enter World War l, it would ultimately cost him his life. In 1914, the world was going into chaos, and in order to protect one of their Allies, Russia decided to enter the war. As they entered the war, they were poorly equipped and had little resources making their forces easy to conquer. As a result getting dominated in the war, Nicholas ll took over the duties on the frontline.
  • World War I (Russian involvement) (part 2)

    Since he was in the frontline, economic struggles hit Russia very hard, and caused a scare in food which caused the citizens to revolt. The result of this incident was that many Russians died, causing peoples’ morale toward the czar to change. Instead, there were lots of revolts and propaganda that opposed the czar because they thought he was the reason why Russia was in a downfall.
  • World War I (Russian involvement) (part 3)

    Due to the economic hardships, two revolts formed (the March Revolution and the October revolution) showing the decreasing power of the czar. Since Nicholas ll was on the battlefield and not in the capital of Russia, the people who protested got help from the soldiers that refused to fire upon them. Eventually they broke into the capital (Petrograd), and Nicholas ll saw that it was the best time for him to abdicate his throne.
  • The March Revolution (part 1)

    The March Revolution (part 1)
    The March Revolution took place at Petrograd which was the capital of Russia at the time. Due to the economic struggles and war, they created hardships for families, and the people of Russia decided to revolt. Under the command of military generals, leaders of army in Petrograd did not stop the crowds but instead went on the strike with the protesters. After seeing that the protests had taken over the government, Nicholas ll decided to abdicate his throne.
  • The March Revolution (part 2)

    As a result of this revolution, the Duma sets up a provisional government. Specifically, the government wrote down a reform that said everybody gets to have freedom of speech and religion. In addition, the provisional government was weak which led to the uprising of the Bolsheviks in the revolution. Despite that though, the provisional government set up soviets, which greatly influenced on the people. Finally, the result of the March revolution was that it marked the end of the czars.
  • Czar Nicholas II Abdicates the Throne (part 1)

    Czar Nicholas II Abdicates the Throne (part 1)
    Due to the past of Nicholas ll, and his bad decision making towards the end of his power as czar, he was basically peer-pressured by the public to abdicate his throne. Mainly, the public had revolted in the capital until Nicholas ll abdicated his throne. In the time leading up to Nicholas ll abdicating his throne, Russia had decided to enter World War l which was a bad idea, as they got wiped out by the Germans. In addition, the war created economic hardships of which the people protested.
  • Czar Nicholas II Abdicates the Throne (part 2)

    Eventually, people and soldiers overthrew the government ending the era of the czars. After Nicholas ll abdicated his throne, officials from the Duma council gathered to form the provisional government. The government had a parliament but it was weak and lasted less than a year. The reason the government only lasted a year was because the Bolsheviks had been creating chaos, until they finally attacked the capital where they meet little resistance, and took over the power.
  • Czar Nicholas II Abdicates the Throne (part 3)

    On a side note, the Bolsheviks got Russia out of World War l and gave land to peasants. In conclusion, when Nicholas ll abdicated it ended czar ruling in Russia.
  • The Russian Civil War Begins (part 1)

    The Russian Civil War Begins (part 1)
    The Russian Civil War played a big part in establishing the dominance of the Bolsheviks. After Nicholas ll abdicated his throne, a new weak provisional government took over. Deciding to bounce on that opportunity, the Bolsheviks took over and they had many opposing parties that did not agree with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. This ultimately leads to the Russian Civil War where the Bolsheviks were referred to as a Red Army.
  • The Russian Civil War Begins (part 2)

    Opposing them, the Bolsheviks fought against the Mensheviks (the U.S. aided) who were the White Army. In more detail, the Red Army was ruthless to the citizens and they took what they needed to win the war. Throughout the civil war, the Red Army was able to control most of the Old Russian Empire and eventually defeat the white army. The consequence of this civil war was that it split the country into four regions.
  • The Russian Civil War Begins (part 3)

    In addition, the country was renamed to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In comparison, throughout the war, six million people died and when the red army defeated the white army, the Bolsheviks were able to recapture some land that they had lost. In conclusion, after the civil war, Lenin of the Bolsheviks unifies Russia into one again.
  • The Creation of the USSR

    The Creation of the USSR
    The result of all the events leading up to this point caused the unity of Russia, which was called the USSR or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The region got its name after the communists gained control of the old empire of Russia. Behind this creation was Lenin, and country was separated into 15 republics with more than 100 minorities. Despite that, the region where Moscow and St. Petersburg where located, (the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic) happened to be the most powerf
  • The Creation of the USSR (part 2)

    Despite that, the region where Moscow and St. Petersburg where located, (the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic) happened to be the most powerful republic.As a result of the USSR forming, the Russian economy started to stabilize and for the first time, people in Russia felt some security. Despite that, though, many years later, parts of the USSR would separate into their own countries.
  • Vladimir Lenin’s Death

    Vladimir Lenin’s Death
    Leading up to Lenin’s death, he had completely changed how the government in Russia was handled. Specifically, he organized the first main group to govern after the czar for more than a year. In addition, he had helped peasants and struggling families by giving them freedom. The cause of Lenin’s death was the result of three massive strokes that killed him in January. When Lenin died, the whole society also changed as he helped unify Russia again.
  • Vladimir Lenin’s Death (part 2)

    The effect s after Lenin died was that other rules tried to do the same things as he did, unifying Russia. In conclusion, Lenin’s pupil would take his place, Joseph Stalin, and again this change would shape how the country would turn out.