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Russian Revolution Storybook

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Kelsey Brown

on 10 December 2012

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Vocab Joint Ruling in Russia Nicolas II & WW1 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c October Revolutions By September of 1917, Lenin was convinced that that Russia was ready for another revolution, but the Bolsheviks weren't. After a long night of debating on October 10th, the vote was 10 to 2 for a revolution. Then, on October 25, 1917, it began. Troops loyal to the Bolsheviks took control of pretty much everything except for the Winter Palace. Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky finally fled, leaving the Winter Palace to be taken over by the Bolsheviks. It was nearly bloodless, but it was very successful. Civil War in Russia In June of 1918, Russia broke into a civil war because there was a lack of food and jobs. It was the Whites against the Reds. The Reds were afraid that the Whites would free the Czar and his family, leading to the restoration of the monarchy. However, on the night of July 16-17, they were taken to the basement and shot. After the two year war, there was a vicious regime that was to rule Russia until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Romanov family has ruled Russia for the past three centuries, and the people of their country are not happy with the system. The majority of the population are serfs- workers who can be bought and sold like property. Czar Alexander II freed them from serfdom, but the problems continued. People tried to assassinate the Czar and the people grew even more restless as he enforced more order. There was no legal way to improve their circumstances, but the people made a stand in 1905. Bloody Sunday The Russian's circumstances were no better than before. Imperialism was creating jobs, but there were trable conditions. The workers held a strike on January 22, 1905. 200,000 workers and their families came. 300 people were killed, and hundreds more were wounded. The news of Bloody Sunday spread like wildfire and people began to strike. Czar Nicolas II tried to end the revolution my announcing an October manifesto, which didn't work. Things would have been fine if he was good leader, however, he was anything but. Nicolas was a family man, but no one trusted his wife- she was German born. He would often listen to her advice over anyone else. He also trusted Rasputin, who was referred to as "The Mad Monk" because his son was diagnosed with hemophilia. Rasputin was even trusted with top political decisions. In September of 1915, Nicolas II made a huge mistake. He took control 0f Russia's troops. Everyone wanted him out, and Russia had been dealing with food shortages, bad infrastructure, and a poor organization. Czar- February 1917 On February 23, about 90,000 women marched through the streets, shouting things like "Bread!" and "Down with the autocracy!". They were hungry, angry, and tired, and they wanted change. On the second day of the march, more than 150,000 had joined them in protest, and by Saturday the 25th, the city of Petrograd had basically shut down because no one was working. The Czar did not take this seriously, but by March first it was obvious that his rule was over. By March second, he was abdicated. Russian Revolution How It All Started The Czar of Russia left his country to lead his troops in the war, leaving his wife, Alexandra, behind to look over things. However, Rasputin was pretty much brainwashing her to make bad decisions. So basically, there were three rulers in Russia at the time. THE END
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