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Russian Revolution 1917 Equality, Justice, …..
Tsar Nicholas Sometimes kind, sometimes cruel Weak/poor leader compared to western kings
The Romanov Family
Tsar Nicholas and Family Son was a hemophiliac Anastasia mystery Murdered by revolutionaries
Faberge Eggs Russian treasures Confiscated many after execution Worth millions
Alexandra Romanov Brought the Mad Monk into the palace Revolutionaries used the Monk to strengthen opposition to the Tsar and his family
Alexei As A Child Blood disorder “Bleeder” Mother is a carrier Any slight injury could cause him to bleed to death
The Mad Monk Rasputin Tsar’s family believed he saved son’s life Thought to have supernatural healing powers Big influence on Tsar, especially wife
Mad Monk Assassinated Nobles saw him as problem Poison, bullet, beating didn’t do the job Drowned in icy water
Romanov Death Cellar
Execution Family, four servants, and doctor held captive Death shooting squad Didn’t die easily
Anastasia Romanov Did she survive? Was she saved by one of the soldiers? Movies and books carry the legend
Karl Marx Philosopher Father of communism “Workers of the world unite!” Died before the Russian Revolution
Leon Trotsky Pure communist; followed Marx Wanted to improve life for all Russians Lenin’s KGB (secret police) chased him away Other leader of October revolution Well-educated
Communism…in its purist form No owners, no rich, no poor All are equal Government owns everything, people own government Rules and regulations…..
Leon Trotsky: Murdered Exiled in body and spirit Face removed from photos Historical role was rewritten Denounced as traitor and conspirator Assassinated in Mexico City in 1940 by Stalin’s agent
Joseph Stalin Not as well educated as Trotsky Didn’t follow Marx’s philosophy Pragmatic, not philosophical Craved power; killed those who did not agree with him Began KGB/secret police
Lenin Supported by KGB Strong propaganda
Children for Revolution
Propaganda Propaganda is, according to the dictionary: “the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person” Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Published by Encyclopedia Britannica, 2009, 11 th Edition
Propaganda Controlled all news Supported revolution leaders Lied when necessary to retain support for leaders Education was controlled by leaders; people weren’t sure of what was what.
Marching in the Streets
Russian Red Arm Band Red = color of the revolution People who wanted to stay out of trouble wore the arm band
Tough times, bread lines Goods went first to soldiers and government Bread lines ran out of supplies People were desperate Joined army for food
Romanov Treasures Confiscated
Some believed Alexei lived!
Russian Farmers Stalin wanted collective farms Ukraine farmers resisted/killed livestock Stalin executed farmers who destroyed their livestock 4-10 million Ukranians were starved to death by Stalin; Ukranian holocaust….