By: Maribeth, Mikayla, Isabella
Why and how:
- Bad monarchist government (Tsars)
- The Tsar, Nicholas II, had absolute power.
- World War I put a strain on Russia's government and economy
- Poor working conditions
- Low wages
- People and soldiers turned against Nicholas II. He had personal command over the army, which led to the people blaming him for all the defeat.
- Nicholas II: Current Tsar who resigned from his rule in 1917
- Vladimir Lenin: Led the Bolsheviks, who overthrew the provisional government that was set up after Nicholas II abdicated.
- Alexander Kerensky: Leader of the provisional government
- Duma: Russian Legislature
- Bloody Sunday: Workers and the priest, Father George Gapon marched to the Winter Palace of Tsar. They demanded more rights and the troops opened fire at the people.
- Women protest: The women protested because they were out of bread and fuel.
- World War 1
- Nicholas Abdicates: Nicholas II resigns from the throne.
- Bolsheviks took over Russia: November 7th, 1917
Effects of the Russian Revolution:
- Ended autocratic rule
- Withdraw of Russia from WW1
- Formation of the Soviet Union
- War against the Bolsheviks (red army) and the previous government (the whites)
- Red army became the soviet union and Russia became the first communist country.