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The Russian Revolution
Historical Background:In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Russian society was changing Peasants were starving
As Russia industrialized, a middle class was createdThey wanted to participate in politics
Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, came to power during this period.
The Marxists: One of the opposition groups that was createdWanted the peasants and workers to overthrow the government
The Marxists split into two groupsOne was called the Bolsheviks, and was led by Vladimir Lenin
Lenin promised the people "Peace, Land, and Bread" to gain popluar support.
World War I: World War I made the Russian people question the government even more because they were so easily defeated by Germany
The war put a huge strain on the Russian economy
The February Revolution:A personal friend of the czar (Rasputin) was killed and strikes and riots broke out over food shortages
Nicholas was forced to abdicate his throne and his family was killed by the Bolsheviks
A temporary government was established by the parliamentThe Bolsheviks opposed this government
The October Revolution:By 1917,Russia had been seriously weakened by WWI – Lenin saw this as an opportunity for a Bolshevik take-over of the government
The Bolsheviks took control of the Russian government and immediately pulled Russia out of the war
A month after the October Revolution counterrevolutionaries organized into an army called the “White Russians”
The White Russians and the Red Army (the Bolshevik army) engaged in a civil war for the next three years
The United States, France, Britain, and Japan offered support to the White Russians
The Red Army (The Bolsheviks) eventually won the war and made Russia a communist nation
Communist Revolution in Russia
RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS TEST REVIEW. TERMS DECEMBERIST REVOLT – Decemberists tried to overthrow Nicholas I; resulted in 100s of revolutionaries exiled to.
Russian Revolution A Timeline Nicholas II (Romanov) becomes Tsar. Announces “The principle of autocracy will be maintained by me as firmly and.
The Russian Revolution Causes of the Russian Revolution.
The Russian Revolution of The Foreshadowing of Revolution “Bloody Sunday” - Factory workers, led by Father Gapon, march in St. Petersburg to petition.
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Review Central Power Advantages: Geography, Quicker Action, Better Training Allied Power Advantages: More Soldiers, Greater Industrialization,
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. the Bolsheviks small Marxist group wanted to change life in Russia leader = Vladimir Lenin goal = overthrow czar.
Russian Revolution. The Bolsheviks small Marxist group wanted to change life in Russia leader = Vladimir Lenin goal = overthrow czar.
The Red Scare and Xenophobia The Roaring 20’s. The Russian Revolution ( )
Russian Revolution Timeline
Revolution and Nationalism Revolutions in Russia C. 30 S.1 In 1881 revolutionaries frustrated by slow change in Russia, assassinated czar Alexander.
Russian Revolution Causes and Effects.
The Russian Revolution. Effects of WWI on Russia The War caused massive economic problems The War caused massive economic problems –Lacked sufficient.
Two Revolutions in Russia Two Revolutions in Russia.
Russian Revolution German Philosopher - Karl Marx.
RUSSIAN REVOLTS AND REVOLUTIONS. Revolts & Revolutions 1800s: Russia was full of tension Society had become more educated & wanted radical change –Serfs.
Chapter 30: Revolution and Nationalism Revolutions is Russia Revolutions is Russia Unrest in Russia erupted in revolution to produce the first.
Revolutions and Civil War A.March Revolution B.The Bolshevik Revolution C.Civil War D.Vladimir Lenin.
The Russian Revolution. WWI Sets the Scene for Discontent By 1917 the Russian army is nearly broken They are out of supplies and morale is low.
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