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The Russian Revolution!

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    The Russian Revolution

  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    The Russo-Japanese War was "the first great war of the 20th century." It grew out of rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire over Manchuria and Korea.The Russians sought a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean, for their navy.The Russians were poorly organized and the Japanese defeated them in a bunch of battles on land and at sea.Russia lost two of its three fleets and their navy declined to one barely stronger than that of Austria–Hungary.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday was a massacre in St. Petersburg, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas were gunned down by the Imperial Guard while approaching thecenter of the city. It is estimated on average around 1,000 killed or wounded, both from shots and trampled during the panic. Nicholas II said the day was "painful and sad". As reports spread across the city, disorder and looting broke out causing turmoil in Russia.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    The 1905 Russian Revolution was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It included worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. It led to the establishment of limited constitutional monarchy.
  • Russia Joins WWI

    Russia Joins WWI
    Russia was apart of the Triple Entente. While the Western Front had reached stalemate, the war continued in East Europe. Initial Russian plans called for simultaneous invasions of Austrian Galicia and German East Prussia. Although Russia's initial advance into Galicia was largely successful, it was driven back from East Prussia and the Masurian Lakes. Russia's less developed industrial base and ineffective military ineffective military leadership was unfolded.
  • Grigory Rasputin

    Grigory Rasputin
    Rasputin was wandering as a pilgrim in Siberia when he heard reports of Tsarevich Alexei's illness. It was not publicly known in 1904 that Alexei had haemophilia, When doctors could not help Alexei, the Tsarina looked everywhere for help, ultimately turning to the help of the charismatic peasant healer Rasputin.He was said to possess the ability to heal through prayer and was indeed able to give the boy some relief, in spite of the doctors' prediction that he would die.
  • February Revolution of 1917

    The February Revolution of 1917 was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917. Centered on the capital of St. Petersburg in February. Its immediate result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the end of the Romanov dynasty, and the end of the Russian Empire.
  • The Abdication of the Tsar

    The Abdication of the Tsar
    At the end of the "February Revolution" of 1917, Nicholas II chose to abdicate. He firstly abdicated in favour of Tsarevich Alexei, but swiftly changed his mind after advice from doctors that the heir-apparent would not live long apart from his parents who would be forced into exile. Nicholas drew up a new manifesto naming his brother, Grand Duke Michael, as the next Emperor of all the Russia's.
  • The Death of the Romanov's

    A telegram giving the order to execute the prisoners on behalf of the Supreme Soviet in Moscow.. Around midnight, The commandant of The House of Special Purpose, ordered the Romanovs' Doctor to wake up the sleeping family, under the pretext that the family would be moved to a safe location due to incoming chaos in Near them.The Romanovs were then ordered into a semi-basement,a few minutes later, an execution squad of secret police was brought in and they were executed.
  • November Revolution of 1917

    It followed the February Revolution of the same year. The October Revolution in St. Petersburg overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets dominated by Bolsheviks. As the revolution was not universally recognized outside of St. Petersburg the struggles of the Russian Civil War followed and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922.
  • Russian Civil War

    Russian Civil War
    The Russian Civil War was a multi-party war in the former Russian Empire fought between the Bolshevik Red Army and the White Army the anti-Bolshevik forces. Many foreign armies warred against the Red Army, mostly the Allied Forces and the pro-German armies.The Red Army defeated the White Armed Forces of South Russia in Ukraine and the army in Siberia.The remains of the White forces were beaten in Crimea.
  • Russia Surrenders from WWI

    Discontent and the weaknesses of the Provisional Government led to a rise in popularity of the Bolshevik Party, led by Vladimir Lenin, which demanded an immediate end to the war. At first the Bolsheviks refused the German terms, but when German troops began marching across the Ukraine unopposed, the new government accpted to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.The treaty gave vast territories, including Finland, the Baltic provinces, parts of Poland and Ukraine to the Central Powers.
  • Formation of the USSR

    Formation of the USSR
    On 28 December 1922, the Treaty of Creation of the USSR and the Declaration of the Creation of the USSR, forming the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was approved.An intensive restructuring of the economy, industry and politics of the country began in the early days of Soviet power in 1917. Such as the electifying of Russia were the entire nation recieved electricity. This was a huge breakthrough in non-industrialized Russia!
  • Lenin's Death & The Competition to replace him

    Lenin's Death & The Competition to replace him
    As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its beginnig years, and worked to create a socialist economic system, he died on January 24th 1924.He wrote a letter saying that Trotsky should be his successor, and Stalin should be gotten rid of. Stalin hid this letter from the parliament, but feared that Trotsky might show it to them , where he would be helpless agaianst the letter. But Trotsky ran out of time and Stalin became head of the Soviet Union.