Russian Revolution Timeline Assignment

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  • Dissatisfied workers organize strike

    Dissatisfied workers organize strike
    Rapid industrialization caused new problems, including grueling working conditions, miserably low wages, and child labor. As a result of these terrible working conditions unhappy workers organized strikes to express their feelings.
  • Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia

    Nicholas II becomes Czar of Russia
    After becoming czar in 1894 Nicholas II continued the tradition of Russian autocracy a form of government in which the czar has total power. He was surpised to see times changing quickly and Russia industrialize.
  • Centuries of autocratic rule by the Czars

    Autocratic rule by the Czars was when the Czar had ultimate power over the entire country. The Czars controlled what happened in schools and made Jews the target of persecution.
  • Revolutionary movements begin and compete for power

    As a result of these problems with working conditions many Revolutionary movements began. One group who called themselves Marxist revolutionaries believed that the workers would overthrow the Czars and gain control of the country. In 1903 the Marxist's split in two groups the more moderate Mensheviks and the more radical Bolsheviks.
  • Russia enters war with Japan and loses

    Russia enters war with Japan and loses
    After breaking a series of agreements over the territories of Korea and Manchuria Russia and Japan broke out into war. The repeated losses by the Russians sparked anger back home ultimately leading to revolt. This war showed the czar’s weaknes and the revolts that were bound to break out
  • Revolution of 1905 - Bloody Sunday

    Revolution of 1905 - Bloody Sunday
    200,000 workers and their families carried a petition asking for better working conditions, more personal freedom, and an elected national legislature. Instead of negotiating he ordered his soliders diers to fire on the crowd. This event became known as Bloody Sunday and sparked many more revolts to come.
  • Russia enters World War I

    Russia enters World War I
    Russia was fully unprepared for the war economically and as a military. Once again WWI revealed the weaknesses of
    czarist rule of Nicholas II. In less than a year 4 million
    Russian soldiers had been killed, wounded, or taken prisoner.
  • The March Revolution

    The March Revolution was led by women textile workers becoming a citywide strike. Over the next five days riots continued over shortages of bread and fuel. Nearly 200,000 people shouted in the streets about the war where soldiers later joined in with them.
  • Czar Nicholas abdicates the throne

    Czar Nicholas abdicates the throne
    As a local protest exploded into an uprising known as the March Revolution, Czar Nicholas II was forced to step down. A year later he and his family was executed by revolutionaries.
  • Provisional government is establish

    Leaders of the Duma established aprovisional government led by Alexander Kerensky. Kerensky decided to continue fighting in the war which lost him support and worsened the conditions in Russia. Soviets were created as people got angrier and gained power.
  • Lenin Returns to Russia

    Lenin Returns to Russia
    After many years of exile Russia arranged Lenin’s return although they believed that he could once again stir up troubles.
  • Bolshevik Revolution topples provisional government

    Lenin and the Bolsheviks soon gained control in many Russian cities. Lenin gained many followers fast and without warning, armed factory workers stormed the Winter Palace under Lenin taking over government offices.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ends Russia’s involvement in WWI

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ends Russia’s involvement in WWI
    After signing the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk to end the war many Russians were angery at Lenin. This treaty caused the Russians to surrender a large part of its territory to Germany.
  • Civil War between Red and White Armies begins

    Civil War between Red and White Armies begins
    The White Army was made up of very different groups but all had the same goal which was to defeat the Bolsheviks who represented the Red Army. Even with the aid of the United States and several Western nations the White army was no match for Lenin's Red Army. Around 14 million Russians died in the three-year struggle and in the famine that followed. The victory proved that the Bolsheviks were able to maintain power.
  • Lenin establishes New Economic Policy

    With the Russian economy destoryed by revolution and war, Lenin was focussed on reviving it. He established a New Econimic Policy simiar to capitalism. By 1928, Russia’s farms and factories were producing as much as they had before World War I.
  • Russia is organized into several self-governing republics

    Bolshevik leaders saw nationalism as a threat to staying together and stay loyal to Russia. Lenin organized Russia into self-
    governing republics under the central government.
  • Bolsheviks change name to Communist Party

    The Bolsheviks renamed their party the Communist Party which came from the writings of Karl Marx. Communism was based off the ideas that there would be a classless society after workers gained more power. Lenin had established a dictatorship of the Communist Party and soon the Communist party held all power.
  • Lenin suffers stroke

    After suriviving a stroke in 1922 the incident gave the communist party a chance to gain more power. The communist party was led by Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin was a tough guy and wouldn't put up with anyone with opposing beliefs.
  • Stalin becomes Dictator

    Stalin becomes Dictator
    From 1922 to 1928 Stalin was slowly gaining more power without people even knowing. He very quietly moved his supporters into positions of power. Right before Lenin died in 1924 he wrote about how dangerous Stalin would be to the country. By 1924 Stalin had complete control of the Communist Party. Within a year Stalin held the position of dictator holding absolute power.
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    The Russian Revolution