Presentation on theme: "BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. Nicholas II and Alexandra Romanov –Doomed from the day of their wedding –1300 people died on that day –The couple went ahead and."— Presentation transcript:
Nicholas II and Alexandra Romanov –Doomed from the day of their wedding –1300 people died on that day –The couple went ahead and attended a ball given by the French embassy. –Already the people began to loathe the seemingly callous couple
In the Beginning The Tsar was cursed from birth –Did not want to be tsar –Tortured psychologically by his father His priorities were his family not his country. Would rather go on a cruise with his family than deal with the problems brewing in his country.
STRIKES AND REVOLTS Bloody Sunday caused many revolts and strikes. Tsar did not care about the people Gap between upper and lower class widened. Ideas of revolution began to stir.
BAD DECISIONS Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905 –Wanted a port that would not freeze. 15,000,000 soldiers. Battle of Tsushima straights Yula River. Portsmouth treaty People wanted Freedom of speech as well as political freedom.
DUMA Imperial Manifesto The Duma-elected government body –Seemed Nicholas was making an effort. Tsar would not keep his bargain.
THE GREAT WAR Russia a united front Transportation was inadequate food shortage around the country 3 bullets a day. Moral started to nosedive with the Russian people Protest and strikes started up again Nicholas commanded his army to put an end to all disorderly conduct in the streets of the capital
LENIN In the background was a man named Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov or Lenin. Exiled to Siberia in 1895 for joining a communist ring He returned in 1900 and begin to fuel the fire of revolution. Leader of the Bolshevik party which believed in a five year socialist state in a conversion to communism. War cry was Peace, Land, and Bread.