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Six Things You Need to Know About the Russian Revolution

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Transcript of Six Things You Need to Know About the Russian Revolution

Six Things You Need to Know About The Russian Revolution
By: Litao Tu, Jackson Hollingsworth, Hunter Kulak, and Dakota Romero
The Causes of The Russian Revolution
The Setting of the
Russian Revolution

It took place from March 8th to November 8th in 1917, during the Tsar autocracy. The revolution mostly took placed in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg.) Protests and strikes sparked the February Revolution. Police fired on the protestors, but they still kept on the streets. After the Tsar was overthrowned, Vladimir Lenin planned a nearly bloodless coup on the new government, which was located in Petrograd.
Literature and Art Made During or Depiciting the Russian Revolution

There's many books, art and films that were
produced to portray the Russian Revolution.
Famous examples are "Animal Farm" by
George Orwell, "Ten Days That Shook the
World" by John Reed, "Bolshevik" by Boris
Kustodiev and a film named "Reds."

Animal Farm
Is allegorical novel by George Orwell depicted the Russian Revolution by having farm animals (Bolsheviks) overthrowing humans (Tsar), and creating their own "government," (Animal Farm)
Ten Days that Shook the World
It's a book by John Reed that's about the Russian Revolution, in which Reed experienced first hand.
Bolshevik
It's a painting drew by Boris Kustodiev. The meaning behind it is that the Bolsheviks are going to defeat the Tsar, since there's people marching towards the capital and that the Bolshevik is their hope, since he's much bigger than the rest and the crowd is following him.
Reds
It's a film about John Reed and also is based on the book "Ten Days that Shook the World"
Works Cited
http://www.humanities360.com/
http://history1900s.about.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Revolution
http://www.history.com/topics/russian-revolution
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/eastern_front_01.shtml
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/february-revolution-begins-in-russia
http://www.history.com/topics/russian-revolution
Outcome of the Russian Revolution

In the end, the Bolsheviks, or Reds, won the civil war and established a regime that lasted until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Vladimir Lenin rose to power and instituted a number of reforms. After he suffered a stroke and died, Stalin took control and established the worlds first communist country

A key cause of the Russian
Revolution was World War I. It caused economical strain on Russia. Also Russia suffered heavy losses, with their ill-equipped men. The war took millions of men from there homes to fight in a war they weren't equipped for. With many of the men gone, and many of the woman not knowing how
to farm, it caused food shortages, wich raised
food prices. The raised food prices and
food shortages caused anger and
unrest among many of the
civilians.
Another cause for the Russian Revolution was Tsar Nicholas the II. He lead the Russian army into battle, so he was blamed for the defeats. And since he was gone the Tsarina had to take his place, and she was inexperienced, so she didn't know how to run the country, and German, so rumors spread that she was trying to help the Germans win.
The Causes of The Russian Revolution (continued)
The Key Players/Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Key Players/Leaders
Tsar Nicholas II (The Russian armies leader)
Vladimir Lenin (The leader of the Bolshevik Faction
Leon Trotsky (The maker of the Red Army and was a political leader of the Bolshevik Party

Major Battles or Conflicts of the Russian Revolution
One major conflict was the February Revolution. It took place in the year 1917 because of the poor economy and government. On March 18, 1917 people started to protest against the government because of the poor economy, as well as the Tsar. Because of these reasons the people wanted change. Around 90,000 men and women went on strikes in Petrograd. The protesters fought against the police and would not leave the streets. Eventually soldiers were shooting protesters but they would still not back down and the soldiers even joined the protestors. they succeeded in taking the government since 3 days later,
the Tsar abdicated the throne.
Another major conflict is the October Revolution. The Bolsheviks wanted power and wanted to take control of Russia. They use their influences to gather up an army and overthrown the Provisional Government. It began on November 7, 1917 and only lasted for two days. It paved a path for the later U.S.S.R. or Soviet Russia.
Major Battles or Conflicts of the Russian Revolution (continued)
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