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The Russian Revolution

  • Emancipation Reform

    Emancipation Reform
    Under the reign of Alexander II of Russia a reform was made that liquidated serf dependence. This was when serfdom was abolished.
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  • Zemstvo

    A form of local government created by Alexander II. It held a representative counsil and an executive board.
  • Warsaw Progrom

    Warsaw Progrom
    On Christmas day, a pickpocketer started a panic by falsely claiming there was a fire. 29 people died in a stampede from this. This angry mob attacked Jews and Jewish stores for three days, until the Russian police interevened and arrested 2600 people.
  • Nicholas II takes Throne

    Nicholas II takes Throne
    Nicholas II took the thron at age 26 and his official "short" title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. He was married to Alix of Hesse, name later changed to Alexandra Feodorovna, who was a german princess. She was not well liked by the people.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    This event was known as the "first great war of the 20th century". It occured over domestic disputes about land in Korea nad Manchuria. Russia was embarrisingly defeated.
  • Revolution of 1905

    Revolution of 1905
    A period of vast social unrest. There were many worker strikes and military mutinies. This led to the creation of the Duma, a multi-party system, and The Russian Consitituion of 1906.
  • Assassination at Saravejo

    Assassination at Saravejo
    The Archeduke of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in Sarajevo. This is the event that sparked World War I, as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and then their allies stepped in to aid them.
  • Assassination of Rasputin

    Assassination of Rasputin
    Rasputin was the healer for Nicholas II son Alexie, who had hemophilia. Being the only one to make Alexie feel better, he gained strong power over Alexandra Feodorovna. He was assassinated because people believed he held too much power over the czarina.
  • Kerensky to Office

    Kerensky to Office
    Alexander Kerensky is a major political figure. He served as the Second Prime Minister until it was overthrown by the Bolsheviks. One of the most prominent figures in the February Revolution.
  • Seperation of Church and State

    Seperation of Church and State
    When Bolsheviks took power, they declared a seperation of church and state. The Russian Orthodox Church no longer had state backing- for the first time ever. Slowly the church lost power and influence.
  • Coup d'Etat

    Coup d'Etat
    Lead by Bolshevik leader Vladmir Lenin, a nearly bloodless Coup d'Etat, meaning an overthrow, was brought against the Russian government. Two days after occupation, the Bolsheviks had created a new government with Lenin as ruler.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    This is a peace treaty that the Russians were forced to sign, signaling their exit from World War I and defaulted Russia's commintments to the Triple Entente. It was a peace treay between Germany and Russia.
  • The Royal Family Executed

    The Royal Family Executed
    Nicholas II and the Romanov family were brutally murdered by the Bolshevik group. This was to halt the growing number of "White" troups who were loyalists to the czar.
  • World War I Ends

    World War I Ends
    During World War I Russia suffered bad losses. Deaths numbered over 1 million, and there were atleast 4 million casualties.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Exactly five years after Franz Ferdinand was shot, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. This signified peace between Germany and the Allied Powers. While negotiating the terms, Russia was left out because they had formed their own peace treaty with Germany. The terms were very harsh and Russia lost large amounts of land and resources.