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  2. Nicholas II and Alexandra Romanov Doomed from the day of their wedding 1300 people died on that day The couple went ahead and attended a ball given by the French embassy. Already the people began to loathe the seemingly callous couple BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

  3. The Tsar was cursed from birth Did not want to be tsar Tortured psychologically by his father His priorities were his family not his country. Would rather go on a cruise with his family than deal with the problems brewing in his country. In the Beginning


  5. People were angry with the government. Russia was an autocracy. Peasants wanted more land Bread lines were long, Working conditions (factory workers) were poor. LONG TERM REASONS

  6. “Holy man” from Siberia Tsar trusted Rasputin Healing Powers?? No political experience RASPUTIN

  7. January 22, 1905 Proletarians protested at the Winter Palace Working conditions were bad The guards began to fire into the crowd. Many were killed “Bloody Nicholas”. BLOODY SUNDAY


  9. Bloody Sunday caused many revolts and strikes. Tsar did not care about the people Gap between upper and lower class widened. Ideas of revolution began to stir. STRIKES AND REVOLTS

  10. Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905 Wanted a port that would not freeze. 15,000,000 soldiers. Battle of Tsushima straights Yula River. Portsmouth treaty People wanted Freedom of speech as well as political freedom. BAD DECISIONS

  11. Imperial Manifesto The Duma-elected government body Seemed Nicholas was making an effort. Tsar would not keep his bargain. DUMA

  12. Russia a united front Transportation was inadequate food shortage around the country 3 bullets a day. Moral started to nosedive with the Russian people Protest and strikes started up again Nicholas commanded his army to put an end to all disorderly conduct in the streets of the capital THE GREAT WAR

  13. In the background was a man named Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov or Lenin. Exiled to Siberia in 1895 for joining a communist ring He returned in 1900 and begin to fuel the fire of revolution. Leader of the Bolshevik party which believed in a five year socialist state in a conversion to communism. War cry was “Peace, Land, and Bread.” LENIN

  14. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov “Lenin”

  15. Nobles assassinate Rasputin Poisoned Shot twice Thrown into the Neva River Too little too late DEATH OF THE MAD MONK

  16. Lenin created a new Bolshevik the red army The Menshevik Party the white army. The red army beat the white army Ended in the abdication of Nicholas and his son. MARCH REVOLUTION

  17. Family exiled to Siberia. Bolsheviks moved the family to Yekaterinberg. Family was assinated on July 16-17, 1918 END OF THE ROMANOVS

  18. 1918 peace treaty signed to end WWI. The white army was defeated by the Reds in 1920. Communist state of Russia would last 74 years. END OF AN ERA