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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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
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.
People were angry with the government.
Russia was an autocracy.
Peasants wanted more land
Bread lines were long,
Working conditions (factory workers) were poor.
“Holy man” from Siberia
Tsar trusted Rasputin
No political experience
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 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.
Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905
Wanted a port that would not freeze.
Battle of Tsushima straights
People wanted Freedom of speech as well as political freedom.
The Duma-elected government body
Seemed Nicholas was making an effort.
Tsar would not keep his bargain.
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
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.”
Nobles assassinate Rasputin
Thrown into the Neva River
Too little too late
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.
Family exiled to Siberia.
Bolsheviks moved the family to Yekaterinberg.
Family was assinated on July 16-17, 1918
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.