Russian Revolution

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The Russian Revolution: 

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution: 

The Russian Revolution 1917 Overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II Soviet Bolsheviks take over Communism installed

Causes of the Russian Revolution: 

Causes of the Russian Revolution

Causes: 

Causes Russo – Japanese War Russia and Japan struggled for control of Korea Russia lost to Japan in 1905

Causes: 

Causes Landless peasantry Peasants, though free, could not afford their own land and had to work lands owned by the upper class.

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Peasants overcrowded cities looking for work.

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Russian peasants labor in broom-making sweatshop

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Causes Defeat / casualties of WWI WWI cost Russia nearly $22.3 billion 1.8 million soldiers died 1.5 million civilian deaths

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Russian forces retreating following losses in WWI

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Russian officer along w/ peasants watching an Austrian bombing.

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Causes Tsar Nicholas II Ignores calls for reform Continues to fight WWI despite Russian losses Under influence of Rasputin

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Grigori Rasputin was a Russian peasant who mystically healed the Tsar’s son.

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Rasputin convinces the Tsar to take personal control of Russia’s military The Tsar has no military experience and makes poor decisions

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Because of Rasputin’s powerful influence, he is assassinated by Russian nobles. He is poisoned, shot, beaten and stabbed, and thrown into an icy river. It is believed a British SIS agent was involved in the assassination.

Effects of the Russian Revolution: 

Effects of the Russian Revolution

The Revolution: 

The Revolution Tsar Nicholas II is overthrown and arrested

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The Revolution Civil war in Russia Communist “Reds” vs. Royalist “Whites” Millions more die in Russia

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The Revolution Tsar Nicholas and his family are executed and their bodies burned with acid before being thrown down a mine shaft.

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The Revolution Vladimir Lenin Leads the Bolsheviks in a Communist take-over. New Economic Policy

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The Revolution New Economic Policy Restores some private ownership to farmers Farmers pay taxes in the form of crops

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The Revolution Designed to alleviate hunger / starvation in Russia Seen as a step back into Capitalism Ended in 1928 by Stalin

The Revolution: 

The Revolution Joseph Stalin takes over Russian Communist Party in 1922.