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BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. Nicholas II and Alexandra Romanov Doomed from the day of their wedding 1300 people died on that day The couple went ahead and attended a ball given by the French embassy. Already the people began to loathe the seemingly callous couple . BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION.

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BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION


Nicholas II and Alexandra Romanov

Doomed from the day of their wedding

1300 people died on that day

The couple went ahead and attended a ball given by the French embassy.

Already the people began to loathe the seemingly callous couple

BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION


The Tsar was cursed from birth

Did not want to be tsar

Tortured psychologically by his father

His priorities were his family not his country.

Would rather go on a cruise with his family than deal with the problems brewing in his country.

In the Beginning


THE IMPERIAL FAMILY


People were angry with the government.

Russia was an autocracy.

Peasants wanted more land

Bread lines were long,

Working conditions (factory workers) were poor.

LONG TERM REASONS


“Holy man” from Siberia

Tsar trusted Rasputin

Healing Powers??

No political experience

RASPUTIN


January 22, 1905

Proletarians protested at the Winter Palace

Working conditions were bad

The guards began to fire into the crowd.

Many were killed

“Bloody Nicholas”.

BLOODY SUNDAY


BLOODY SUNDAY


Bloody Sunday caused many revolts and strikes.

Tsar did not care about the people

Gap between upper and lower class widened.

Ideas of revolution began to stir.

STRIKES AND REVOLTS


Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905

Wanted a port that would not freeze.

15,000,000 soldiers.

Battle of Tsushima straights

Yula River.

Portsmouth treaty

People wanted Freedom of speech as well as political freedom.

BAD DECISIONS


Imperial Manifesto

The Duma-elected government body

Seemed Nicholas was making an effort.

Tsar would not keep his bargain.

DUMA


Russia a united front

Transportation was inadequate

food shortage around the country

3 bullets a day.

Moral started to nosedive with the Russian people

Protest and strikes started up again

Nicholas commanded his army to put an end to all disorderly conduct in the streets of the capital

THE GREAT WAR


In the background was a man named Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov or Lenin.

Exiled to Siberia in 1895 for joining a communist ring

He returned in 1900 and begin to fuel the fire of revolution.

Leader of the Bolshevik party which believed in a five year socialist state in a conversion to communism.

War cry was “Peace, Land, and Bread.”

LENIN


Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov “Lenin”


Nobles assassinate Rasputin

Poisoned

Shot twice

Thrown into the Neva River

Too little too late

DEATH OF THE MAD MONK


Lenin created a new Bolshevik

the red army

The Menshevik Party

the white army.

The red army beat the white army

Ended in the abdication of Nicholas and his son.

MARCH REVOLUTION


Family exiled to Siberia.

Bolsheviks moved the family to Yekaterinberg.

Family was assinated on July 16-17, 1918

END OF THE ROMANOVS


1918 peace treaty signed to end WWI.

The white army was defeated by the Reds in 1920.

Communist state of Russia would last 74 years.

END OF AN ERA


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