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The Role of the Russian military in the Russian Revolution.

Ryan Lamm
by Ryan Lamm on 6 March 2011

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Transcript of The Role of the Russian military in the Russian Revolution.

The Role of the Russian
Military in the Revolution. 2. Riots break out in the
streets, workers refuse to work and soon the czar orders troops to put down riots by force. 6. After the fall of th czar, Vladimir Lenin arrives in Russia. His motto is "Bread and Peace." He begins spreading communism. 5. The soldiers are tired of war, starving, and dying at huge numbers. The new government quickly becomes unpopular among the military. 7. The number of mutinies skyrockets. Some soldiers believe Russia has sinned by overthrowing the ordained czar. 8. Some soldiers such as Poles, Finns, and Ukranians dreamt of independence from Russia, and looked to anyone who can grant them this dream. 9. Others looked anywhere for hope of bread and peace. Lenin's ideology and plans for the future of Russia were inticing to many Russians. 11. While soldier's are deciding loyalty, the R.P.G. is struggling with restlessness in Pretrograd, Moscow, and the front. Lenin used this unrest to his advantage. 10. The Bolshevic Party is formed. Leon Trotsky heads the "Red Guard" or "Defenders of the Revolution" 13. In July, 1917, a large group of Russian sailors kill their commanders and attack a R.P.G. port shouting, "All power to the Bolshevics!" 14. In October, Trotsky and company storm the winter palace and the R.P.G. falls without a fight. By October 25, 1917 the Bolshevics have control of Moscow and Petrograd. Lenin quickly signs peace with Germany. But Russia is far from peace. 16. Two main militarys are formed. The Red Army were the communist Bolshevics. 17. The other army was called the Whites. The better name would've been anti-bolshevics. This group, which was supported by the Allies of WW1, consisted of monarhcist who wanted the czar on the throne, socialists, capitalists, anarchists, and nationalist. 18. In 1918, the Red Terror began and the Romanovs were executed by Lenin. 19. The Russian Civil War raged on for six years. In the end the anti-Bolshevics were defeated. The U.S.S.R. was formed. 20. The importance of the Russian military in the revolution and civil war is vital. They won both wars for the Bolshevics and thier betrayal to the czar was the straw that broke the camel's back. 1. In February 1917, with failures on the eastern front, and starving peasents at home, the unpoplar Tsar loses control of Petrograd. 3. The soldiers refuse and join the riots. The Tsar is then forced to abdicate and the Russian Provitional government is formed 4. The R.P.G. chooses to continue the war to the dismay of the Russian Military 15. As soon as the Bolshevics take power the Russian Civil War begins. The Whites faught with each other just as mush as they did with the Reds. This would be their downfall.
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