Russian Revolution Valentines

by: Kristen Prescaro period 5

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1. Czar Nicholas II was born on May 6, 1868 in Pushkin, Russia. When his father, Alexander III, died in 1894, Nicholas was given the position of Czar. He created an elected legislature in Russia in order to please his people; however, his handling of Bloody Sunday and actions in World War I led to Nicholas being forced to give up the throne. He, and his family, were murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

2. Czar Nicholas II is know today because of his poor military/political decisions. He is blamed for the downfall of Russia during World War I and initiating the Russian Revolution.

3. Nicholas II is the most compatible with Czarina Alexandra, because they both had ill advised roles in the Russian government, and end up being husband and wife.

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1. Dictator Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria on April 20, 1889. He rose to power in Germany and became the leader of the Nazi Party. He served as chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was the main figure responsible for World War II and the Holocaust. He and his wife, Eva Braun, committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin on April 30, 1945.

2. Adolf Hitler is widely known as the man whom is held responsible for influencing World War II and the Holocaust. He was the dictator of Germany and the leader of the Nazi's. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi's killed millions of innocent Jews in order to establish his "perfect society."

3. Hitler would be most compatible with Marie Antoinette, because he believe that the world's perfect people would be blonde and have blue eyes (both traits that Marie possess).

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1. Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1879 in Gori, Georgia. He gain power by becoming the General Secretary of the Communist Party. Although, he rose to greater power by later becoming the Soviet Dictator upon Vladimir Lenin's death. Stalin forced industrialization on the land and sending military and factory workers to camps. His red army also helped to defeat Nazi Germany during World War II. He died on March 5, 1953 after his heath began to deteriorate.

2. Today Stalin is known as "the man of steel." Stalin ruled as a dictator and the leader of the Soviet Union for more than two decades. Although he may have brought a reign of terror while trying to industrialize Russia, he is seen as a hero for helping to defeat Nazism.

3. Stalin would be most compatible with Catherine the Great, because they both took rule after someone else, and both made it a priority to modernize their country.

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1. Grigori Rasputin was born into a peasant family in 1869. When he failed to become a monk, he became a wanderer and ended up entering the court of Czar Nicholas II because of his "healing powers." He became a favorite of Nicholas's wife, Czarina Alexandra, though his political influence was minor. Rasputin was sadly caught up in the events of the revolution and was killed by assassins on December 30, 1916.

2. Rasputin is known for being a mystical healer and friend of the Czar's family. He was very close with the Czarina, who protected him from threats and accusations. Though it was believed that he used the trust of the Czar and Czarina to influence their decisions.

3. Rasputin would be the most compatible with Czarina Alexandra, because she was a strong believer in his mystical powers and put great trust in him.

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1. Leon Trotsky was born as Lev Davidovich Bronstein on November 7, 1879. He was exiled many times at a young age to Serbia because of his revolutionary activities. In 1917, he began to help Lenin ignite the Russian Revolution. With the new Soviet government, he was able to help defeat who opposed Bolshevik control. Though he engaged in a power struggle against Stalin. He lost, was exile again, and eventually murdered.

2. Communist Leon Trotsky is known for helping to ignite the Russian Revolution. He built the Red Army, which Stalin later took over. Trotsky was later exiled and assassinated by Soviet Agents (led by Stalin).

3. Trotsky would be compatible with Marie Antoinette because they were both exiled by their people for being the cause of a revolution.

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1. Benito Mussolini on July 29, 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Forli, Italy. At a young age he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, as an ardent socialist; but, he was later expelled by the party for being involved in World War I. In 1919, he created the Fascist Party and also made himself dictator in Italy (which meant he held all power). He was eventually killed by his own people in April of 1945.

2. Benito Mussolini is known for creating the Fascist Party in 1919 in Italy. He eventually made himself dictator just before the start of World War II, but was killed just prior in 1945.

3. Mussolini would be the most compatible with Catherine the Great, because they both declared themselves as the leader of their countries.

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1. Vladimir Lenin was born April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk, Russia. He founded the Communist Party, led the Bolshevik Revolution, and was the architect of the Soviet state. He acted as the source and figure of "Leninism," that joined the works of Karl Marx and Lenin to form Marxism-Leninism. Lenin died in January of 1924.

2. Vladimir Lenin is known for being the founder of the Russian Communist Party. He is also known for being the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, and architect, and first head of the Soviet state. He has been regarded as the world's greatest revolutionary thinker since Marx.

3. Lenin would be most compatible with Mary Wollstonecraft, because they both were great thinkers and brought new ideas into the minds of the people in their country.

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1. Hideki Tojo was born on December 30, 1884. He was a Japanese war general and premier during World War I. He was hung as a war criminal in 1948. In his rise to leadership of the Japanese government, he symbolized the rise of Japan's militarism.

2. Tojo is known today within the army as "Razor Tojo," for his strictness and for his close attention to detail. He climbed in power by seeking to improve/upgrade Japan's fighting capability despite their low budget. Tojo is still seen as one of the greatest military commanders of all time.

3. Tojo would be most compatible with Marie Antoinette, because they were most indecisive with their political power and were seen as criminals by their people.