Russian Revolution. Ch. 14 Sec. 1. Russia. Czar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894). He deprived ethnic groups in Russian empire of their basic rights. Ruled as an autocrat (total control of Russia under him) Made all Russian colonies adopt Russian ways, language, culture, traditions, religion.
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Ch. 14 Sec. 1
Ruled as an autocrat (total control of Russia under him)
Made all Russian colonies adopt Russian ways, language, culture, traditions,
religionCzar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894)
wanted a new government with central authority
wanted to push peasants to war against the Czar’s government
Mensheviks (minority) Whites (less people agreed)
wanted new government with less control over people1904 Social Democrats Split into 2 Warring Factions:
Bolsheviks (Reds) win: seize total control of Russia
He saw Mensheviks as too moderate: not enough difference with the old Czarist government
Had the support of the common people: great speaker; great personality: people liked him
persecuted anyone who did not support the RevolutionVladimir Lenin (1870-1924)
Inflation: more money is printed than there should be, which makes currency less valuable
Implemented new fairer legal codes
NEP was very successful!!!
peasants felt better about the Revolution; it allowed for economic/social stability in RussiaNew Economic Policy (NEP) 1921-1928
exiled/executed enemies and threats to his power: including TrotskyJoseph Stalin
● he thought revolution would start with poorer nations and domino to richer nations all over the world