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WWI/ Russian Revolution Project

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    Social-Democrat Party meeting

    During this time period there were various meetings in Russia. They were held on the topic of whether or not Lenin was a good leader and the country was basically split into two parties: those who supported him and those who didn't.
  • Bloody Sunday (R.R.)

    Bloody Sunday (R.R.)
    This was the day of a massive massacre in Russia. They went against the views of Nicholas and were killed for it. This was significant because it kept the radicals from overpowering the czar and made Nicholas the leader for a bit longer.
  • Bosnia annexed

    Bosnia annexed
    Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia. Bosnia was formerly under the control of the Turks. This was significant because it angered Serbia and caused the balance of the distribution of power in the Balkans to be messed up.
  • First Balkan War

    First Balkan War
    This war was the first time there was a disturbance in ther Balkans. The war was between Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, and Turkey. It was significant because Turkey lost all of it's possesions in the end; this made some countries nervous and ready for war.
  • Assasination of Ferdinand

    Assasination of Ferdinand
    Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by Serbia alongside his wife. This was significant because it goaded Austria-Hungary to be upset with Serbia, causing intense tension and eminent war.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war

    Austria-Hungary declares war
    Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. They did this because of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife. This was significant because it was the start of the First World War.
  • WWI Begins (R.R.)

    WWI Begins (R.R.)
    The start of WWI was due to the Austrian and Serbian feud that carried over from the Balkan Wars and annexation of Bosnia. WWI was significant to the Russian Revolution because it set up for Nicholas to become head of the Russian military.
  • First Battle of Marne

    First Battle of Marne
    The Battle of Marne was the first battle to use trench warfare. Trench warfare was when soldiers dug out trenches in the ground to use for cover. This was significant because trench warfare led to the use of harmful gases in the war.
  • Sinking of Lusitania

    Sinking of Lusitania
    The Lusitania was a British ocean liner. It was sunk by a German U-boat that shot a missile at it. This was significant because it was a passenger boat, and its sinking caused Britain to join the World War.
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    The Zimmerman note was supposed to be a secret telegram sent from Germany to Mexico with intentions of enticing Mexico into the war, but Britain found out about it. This was significant because it exposed Germany's true intentions to the world and caused unease in the United States.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    In February of 1917, the Russian Revolution had taken a toll on the country's state. Them being in the process of fighting in the war and also having civil inconsistincies and uprisings in their own country made instability inevitable. This part of the revolution was significant because it lead to the Russians being under the new rule of Lenin and eventually their withdrawal from WWI.
  • Revolution Against Nicholas (R.R.)

    Revolution Against Nicholas (R.R.)
    All throughout the month of February, there was a revolution going on in opposition to Nicholas. This is significant because it eventually led to Nicholas trying to abdicate and the coming forth of a new leader from the Russian past: Lenin.
  • Nicholas abdicates (R.R.)

    Nicholas abdicates (R.R.)
    Nicholas, the czar of Russia, saw that the people were growing restless and tried to peacefully step down from the throne. This was significant because it got the people of Russia looking for a new leader (i.e. Lenin), even if that meant one from their past.
  • U.S. Declares War

    U.S. Declares War
    This was the day that the United States declared war on Germany, entering World War I. This was significant because only three years prior, the U.S. was a neutral party of the war; they ended up entering the war because Germany goaded them into it by repetitively sinking unarmed U.S. ships and coming against Britain, a huge source of commodoties for the U.S.
  • Agrarian Upheavals

    During the summer of 1917, there were Agrarian upheavals going on in Russia. THis meant that the peasants were seizing estates and peasant soldiers deserted the army to participate. This was significant in Russia because it left the army unattended and left room for Lenin to make adjustments to it right under the people's noses.
  • Army Order No. 1 (R.R.)

    All throughout the summer of 1917, the liberty in Russia was changing into anarchy. Army Order No. 1 stripped the officers of the Russian military of their authority and gave it to the elected committees of common soldiers. This was important because it gave the revolution protection from a counter-revolutionary with radical ideas and gave the people sort of what they wanted.
  • Lenin takes over (R.R.)

    Lenin takes over (R.R.)
    Although there are no definite dates for this event, this is when Vladimir Lenin took over Russia. This was preceeded by many uprisings of the Russian people and the abdication of Nicholas. This was significant because it precursored Russia drawing out of WWI and the start of Lenin's new reign of power.
  • Armistice of Russia/Central Powers

    Armistice of Russia/Central Powers
    This was when Russia withdrew from WWI. This was significant because it made the rest of the world see that the end of the war was not something that was impossible; it also led to more integral events of the Russian Revolution.
  • Wilson's Fourteen Points

    Wilson's Fourteen Points
    Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States during World War I. He wrote Fourteen Points towards the end of World War I as a way to get the nations' attention and tell them that the best way to enusre peace was to show them an alternative to the way they traditionally tried to gain power and traditionally start revolutions.
  • Treaty of Brest Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest Litovsk
    This was the day that the Treaty of Brest Litovsk was signed between Russia and the Central Powers. This was significant because it was when Russia realized that they would have to give into enemy terms and were forced to lose the gains they had made in over 1 million square miles of territory during the war.
  • Armistice with Central Powers (R.R.)

    This was when Lenin took Russia out of World War I because he wanted to satisfy the people. This was significant because later that year Lenin had Nicholas and his family killed in order to lock in his position of power over Russia for the rest of his life.
  • Government Relocation

    During March 1918, the Russian government moved itself from being in Petrograd to being in Moscow. This new relocation was important because it gave the government a better location.
  • Communist Party developed

    Around this date, the Communist Party in Russia was developed. This was done under the new rule of Lenin. It was a significant event because it changed the name of the party Lenin had been repremanded by the people for and made his ideals bigger and stronger in this new form, leading to a communist path for the Russians to be on for a long time.
  • Red Baron

    Red Baron
    This was the day that the Red Baron was shot down. He was the German flying "ace" that killed alot of people on the Western front. His death was significant because it symbolized that Austria-Hungary was not growing weary and that the war was close to an end.
  • Start of Great Civil War (R.R.)

    This was the year that a great civil war broke out in Russia. It took place after the end of the first World War. This was significant because it was Lenin's attempt at building a new army in preparation for the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • Armistice at Compiegne

    Armistice at Compiegne
    This was the day that Germany signed the Armistice with the Allies at Compiegne, France. This was significant because it was the end of the fighting in World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    This was the day that the first world war was technically ended. It was significant because it negotiated all of the terms and conditions set up to protect every country and also set up ways so that no one country could have too much power, or so they thought...