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Russian Revolution (2009-2010)


A brief presentation over the causes of the Russian Revolution.

A brief presentation over the causes of the Russian Revolution.

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  • 1. Causes of the Russian Revolution A summary…
  • 2. Why Revolt? (1881 – 1917)
    • Tsar Alexander III and Tsar Nicholas II oppressed the people (autocracy – power rests with a single self-appointed ruler)
      • Censorship
      • Secret police watched schools
      • Russian was the official language
      • Persecuted Jews
      • Poor working conditions
      • Gap between the rich and poor
  • 3. Economy exploding
    • Number of factories doubled between 1863 and 1900
      • Low wages, poor working conditions, child labor
    • Fourth in steel production
    • Trans-Siberian Railway – world’s longest continuous rail
  • 4. Revolutionaries grow (Early 1900’s)
    • Marxists (Karl Marx – Communist Manifesto)
      • The workers would rule and everyone would be equal (Communism)
      • State controls the production & distribution of goods and social classes
  • 5. Revolutionaries grow (Early 1900’s)
      • Bolshevik group was formed
        • Willing to sacrifice everything for change
        • Leader was Vladimir Lenin
          • Left Russia so he wasn’t arrested
  • 6. The or
    • Russo-Japanese War (Feb. 1904)
      • Russia broke a treaty, which led to war with Japan, which Russia lost, which made people angry
  • 7. More
    • Bloody Sunday (Jan. 1905)
      • 200,000 people went to the Tsar’s palace with a petition for better working conditions, freedom and a legislature
      • Soldiers fired on the crowd killing between 500 and 1,000 people
  • 8. More
      • Result: Duma (legislature) created
        • Didn’t have any real power
    • World War I
      • Germany was dominating, Russia couldn’t keep up (food & fuel) and people got 