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The Russian Revolution World History Mrs. Sadler
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  • The Russian Revolution World History Mrs. Sadler World History Mrs. Sadler
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  • Rigid social structure nobility vs. peasants Huge gap between rich and poor Slow to industrialize, mostly agricultural Tsar had absolute power
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  • Criticism of the Tsar Poor military commander Poor political leader Left the Tsarina in charge of the government no interest, no experience Worried about health of Tsarivich
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  • 1905 Revolution Bloody Sunday Tsar establishes the Duma No lasting reform
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  • Why would Russian peasants be attracted to the ideology of communism?
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  • Over 15 million men joined the army not enough workers in factories and farms = caused shortages of food and materials Railway system very poor could not supply the troops could not supply the towns food prices rose
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  • Rasputin Russian Orthodox Monk Faith healer, psychic Corrupt, drunk, pervert Too much influence at court Public appalled, weakened monarchy Russian Orthodox Monk Faith healer, psychic Corrupt, drunk, pervert Too much influence at court Public appalled, weakened monarchy
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  • Peace, Land, Bread
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  • Tsar refused to accept advice from the Duma Lenin and Trotsky lead Duma in walkout. Beginning of February Revolution
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  • Timeline Bloody Sunday WWI - Defeats and shortages February Revolution - Tzar abdicates, Kerensky and Provisional Government take over. October Revolution - Provisional Government overthrown by Bolsheviks (Russian Communist Party) led by Lenin Bloody Sunday WWI - Defeats and shortages February Revolution - Tzar abdicates, Kerensky and Provisional Government take over. October Revolution - Provisional Government overthrown by Bolsheviks (Russian Communist Party) led by Lenin
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  • Russian Civil War 1918-1920 Whites vs. Reds - Loyalists and democrats vs. Communist Tzar and family assassinated. Shortages, famines and disease = millions of deaths (8,800,000) Whites vs. Reds - Loyalists and democrats vs. Communist Tzar and family assassinated. Shortages, famines and disease = millions of deaths (8,800,000)

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