Presentation on theme: "THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Mr. Tran. CA STANDARD 7.1 Understand the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution, including Lenin’s use of totalitarian."— Presentation transcript:
CONDITIONS IN RUSSIA Widespread suffering under autocracy—a form of government in which one person, in this case the czar, has absolute power Weak leadership of Czar Nicholas II—clung to autocracy despite changing times Poor working conditions, low wages, and hazards of industrialization New revolutionary movements that believed a worker-run government should replace czarist rule Russian defeat in the Russo-Japanese War (1905), which led to rising unrest Bloody Sunday, the massacre of unarmed protestors outside the palace, in 1905
WORLD WAR I Russia joined the side of the Allies (Britain & France) Germany declared war on Russia after it found out it was mobilizing (building up their troops
WORLD WAR I Russia’s army Early successes. Transportation of troops and weapons difficult (Russia not fully industrialized yet) Destruction Russia lost land to other European countries during the war Billions of dollars lost in loans, damages, and military Huge amount of casualties (people dead)
RUSSIA AT HOME Who was in charge? Nicholas II was leading the army during World War I Czarina Alexandra controlled affairs at home. Got manipulated by Rasputin RASPUTIN mistrusted by the rebels and people at home. Suspected an affair occurred between him and Alexandra. People thought he had magical powers
DISCONTENT AT HOME Discontent at home Food was lacking because of the war Soldiers were upset at the lack of supplies and weapons 30,000 casualties a month. (approximately 1 death every 1.8 seconds)
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Directions: You are to be a movie producer and create a storyboard for the Russian Revolution. You must use a minimum of 2 pages (front and back), drawing an image to represent a portion of the Russian Revolution and writing below it what it represents. If you need more pages to be more detailed, you may use more pages for your storyboard. The following parts of the Russian Revolution *MUST be included in your storyboards: 1) Nicholas II 2) Bloody Sunday 3) The “1905” Revolution 4) October Manifesto 5) World War I 6) February Revolution 7) Lenin 8) The Gulag This assignment is worth 30 points and will be worth 30% of your grade.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Create movie storyboards for: Nicholas II Bloody Sunday 1905 Revolution Russia during World War I