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Judge whether the Russian Revolution was more beneficial to

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Barbara Binns

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Life Before the Revolution
Nicholas II was the Czar (absolute monarchism);
Controlled: army, land, and church.
Worked for 13 hours a day, for not enough money, and under dangerous conditions;
Lived in tiny apartments;
starved ;
Had very few rights.
1917: The February Revolution
Nobles murdered Rasputin;
Workers started a strike;
Czar gets furious and wants the army to help him but they join the workers;
Czar regime ends;
Nicholas and his family are under house arrest.
World War I
Nicholas II made the Russians fight;
The lost lots of men (10 million casualties).
Those who stayed suffered from:
supplies shortage;
food shortage;
prices rose (inflation);
results in poverty.
Life After the Revolution
The peasants had a better life condition then before;
During and after the Russian Revolution they gained rights and liberties;
Communism made them feel that they would never struggle again;
It made them feel like they were worth something;
Knowing that they would all earn the same amount of money made them feel like they could work less;
Decreasing the production levels drastically;
This also weaken their economy.
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Not Having the Revolution
People would live in misery for thousands of years until a good Czar came to their rescue;
Judge whether the Russian Revolution was more beneficial to the peasants than not having a

Change in Power
The Duma had the power;
Social democratic orientated;
Bourgeoisie was the Provisional Government;
The Bolsheviks disliked the Provisional Government's ideas;
Provisional Government stayed involved in World War I (losing);
Economy was bad;
People were starving;
Still lots of riots;
Provisional Government couldn't control the situation.
1905 & The Bloody Sunday
The workers salaries diminished;
They started striking.
A priest called Georgi Gapon and the workers created a petition;
They took it to the Winter Palace;
The Czar ordered the Cossacks to kill them;
The people had a new thirst for Revolution.
To calm them Czar created the October Manifesto;
Created the Duma (parliament) to approve his decisions.

Bolsheviks Save the Day
Vladmir Lenin came back from Switzerland;
His small party represented the workers.
In July workers rebelled against the Provisional Government;
They wanted the Soviets to have power.
In August General Lavr Kornilov (part of the military) tried to overthrow the Provisional Government but didn't succeed;
This happened because Kerensky asked the Bolsheviks to help him.
He now owed them a favor;
They released Trotsky from jail and Lenin came back.
October Revolution
Almost bloodless.
The Red Guards attack during the night;
They take control of the bridges and the telephones;
This isolated Petrograd from Russia;
Then they took the banks, train stations, and government buildings;
A cruiser called Aurora attacks the Winter Palace and takes over.
After That...
Russia left World War I.
The government became communist;
They took all the land an property and distributed it equally;
Everything had to be equal for everyone;
Some disliked the idea;
Russia stated to try spreading communism worldwide.
Countries didn't want that to happen;
They gave money to start a civil war;
Those who didn't agree with the Red Guards became the White Guards.
Bolsheviks won civil war;
New country was called the United Soviet Socialist Republic.
World War I would last much longer than it did;
The majority of the peasant would starve to death;
This would make the population of the working class to decrease;
Less people also means less workers;
Less workers means less production;
Then country's economy would be even more "in the red" ;
Causing inflation;
And the process restarts.
Czar Nicholas II
Georgi Gapon
Bloody Sunday
Russian soldiers

Nicholas II and his family
Lenin's April Thesis
General Lavr Kornilov
Winter Palace
Communism symbol
By: Barbara Binns
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