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  1. The Russian Revolution 26-5

  2. Czar Nicholas II Tsarina Alexandra Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, Alexei

  3. Alexander III and son Nicholas II famous for Faberge Easter eggs

  4. Majority in Russia are poverty stricken Want change Duma wants constitution Nicholas says no Bread Line

  5. WWI strains Russian economy • Nicholas leaves to personally lead army • Alexandra stays home to look after sick son, Alexei

  6. Gregory Rasputin • Convinces Alexandra he can heal Alexei • Alexandra so influenced by Rasputin, people lose faith in govt. • Nobles fearing for the monarchy take matters into their own hands

  7. Poisoned (didn’t die) • Shot in chest (ran away) • Shot in back (fell in snow) • Clubbed and beaten • Thrown into icy river CAUSE OF DEATH????

  8. Drowning

  9. March 1917 • Workers go on strike • “Bread, bread” • Military refuses to fire on crowd • Czar abdicates

  10. Radical group, Bolsheviks, take charge • Led by Vladimir Lenin

  11. The Bolsheviks take a new name • Communists

  12. Lenin signs treaty with Germany in WWI • Allies tried to help anti revolutionaries (Whites) in Russia defeat the Communists (Reds) so that Russian would rejoin as an ally

  13. July 1918 • The Czar, his wife, and 5 children were killed

  14. Communist Russia now called Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) or the Soviet Union

  15. 1924 • Lenin dies • Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin fight for leadership • Stalin has Trotsky killed and Stalin becomes communist dictator