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Do Now: copy the Russian Revolution Vocabulary into your notebooks
Czar – term for an autocratic ruler of Russia; Russian word for Caesar. Czar Nicholas II – (1894 – 1917) – the last absolute ruler of Russia’s Romanov Dynasty. The entire Romanov family was executed during the Russian Revolution. Serfs – landless peasants who worked on the land of wealthy landowners. KGB – Russian secret police, used brutal force to crush any opposition to the Czar.
Social Problems Economic Problems Political Problems 1.Tremendous cold & difficult farming conditions led to hunger & starvation in Russia. 2.Secret police (KGB) was used by the czar to crush any opposition to him. Informers kept the serfs from unifying. 1. Over 90% of the Russian population were serfs (landless peasants) who worked on wealthy landowners’ property. The serfs received little if any economic gains for their work. 1.No freedom of speech, press, right to trial or any basic human rights existed for serfs. 2.Czar ruled with an ‘iron fist’. Serfs had no voice in government policies.
3 volunteers will perform the play in front of the room Underline or highlight important ideas Answer questions 1 – 5 in FULL SENTENCES
Choose 1 of the 3 characters from the play. In 2 – 3 FULL SENTENCES explain what their life was like…