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Russain revolution

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  • 1. Russia 1914 - 1917Russia 1914 - 1917 By Mr Crowe www.SchoolHistory.co.uk
  • 2. Alexandra and AlexeiAlexandra and Alexei
  • 3. RasputinRasputin
  • 4. Russia in 1914Russia in 1914  A huge country  Ruled by the Romanovs  Emperor in 1914 was Nicholas II  His German wife was Alexandra  His son Alexei suffered from haemophilia
  • 5. The Russian PeopleThe Russian People  Many Russian people were peasant farmers – they were poor and illiterate  Most of the land was owned by the nobility  There was a growing URBAN population which worked in the factories – they lived in poor conditions  So for most Russians life was hard
  • 6. The Ruling classThe Ruling class  The Tsar was an AUTOCRAT – he held power  He ruled with the support of 1. The nobility 2. The secret police – OKHRANA 3. The army
  • 7. The DumaThe Duma  This was a type of Parliament set up in 1905 after a revolution  Nicholas II paid little attention to it
  • 8. Into World War 1Into World War 1  In 1914 Russia entered the war  It had a massive army BUT faced problems! 1. It was badly equipped 2. It was badly led by poor generals 3. Supplies and communications were slow in Russia
  • 9. Nicholas II takes charge of theNicholas II takes charge of the armyarmy
  • 10. Nicholas II takes charge of theNicholas II takes charge of the armyarmy

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