The  Russian Revolution A summary…
Government and Society <ul><li>Russian monarchs ruled with absolute power: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Empire huge and diver...
The Decembrist Revolt <ul><li>Click on the link below, read and answer the appropriate questions. </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
Reforms of Alexander I <ul><li>Freed the serfs; gave them right to own land </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>His belief: continue...
Czar Alexander III and Czar Nicholas II <ul><ul><li>Censorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secret police watched schools </...
Industrialization <ul><li>Number of factories doubled between 1863 and 1900 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low wages, poor working ...
Russo-Japanese War 1904 <ul><ul><li>Russia was a threat to Japanese empire-building in East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cli...
Revolutionary Ideas early 1900s <ul><li>Marxists (Karl Marx – Communist Manifesto) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The workers would...
Revolutionary Ideas early 1900s <ul><li>Vladimir Lenin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marxist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader of ...
Revolution of 1905 <ul><li>Bloody Sunday (Jan. 1905) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>200,000 people went to the Tsar’s palace with a...
Revolution of 1905 <ul><li>Aftermath of Bloody Sunday: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebellions broke out around country </li></ul...
Revolution of 1905 <ul><li>October: massive workers’ strike leading to: </li></ul><ul><li>October Manifesto issued by Nich...
Revolution of 1905 <ul><ul><li>Nicholas hoped that October Manifesto would end revolution… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But ...
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  1. 1. The Russian Revolution A summary…
  2. 2. Government and Society <ul><li>Russian monarchs ruled with absolute power: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Empire huge and diverse (many ethnic groups) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Society mainly agricultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serfs: agricultural workers considered part of land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poor living conditions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not allowed to leave property on which they were born </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Decembrist Revolt <ul><li>Click on the link below, read and answer the appropriate questions. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/easteurope/decrevolt.html </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reforms of Alexander I <ul><li>Freed the serfs; gave them right to own land </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>His belief: continued terrible living conditions would lead to rebellion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>New judicial system </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed some self-government </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganized army and navy </li></ul>
  5. 5. Czar Alexander III and Czar Nicholas II <ul><ul><li>Censorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secret police watched schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russian was the official language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor working conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gap between the rich and poor </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Industrialization <ul><li>Number of factories doubled between 1863 and 1900 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low wages, poor working conditions, child labor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fourth in steel production </li></ul><ul><li>Trans-Siberian Railway – world’s longest continuous rail: connected west with Siberia </li></ul>
  7. 7. Russo-Japanese War 1904 <ul><ul><li>Russia was a threat to Japanese empire-building in East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on link, read article and answer appropriate questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0842745.html </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Revolutionary Ideas early 1900s <ul><li>Marxists (Karl Marx – Communist Manifesto) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The workers would rule and everyone would be equal (Communism) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialist Republic: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no private property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State controls the production & distribution of goods and social classes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Revolutionary Ideas early 1900s <ul><li>Vladimir Lenin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marxist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader of Bolsheviks (Marxist political group) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Revolution of 1905 <ul><li>Bloody Sunday (Jan. 1905) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>200,000 people went to the Tsar’s palace with a petition for better working conditions, freedom and a legislature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers fired on the crowd killing between 500 and 1,000 people </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Revolution of 1905 <ul><li>Aftermath of Bloody Sunday: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebellions broke out around country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workers went on strike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University students protested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Czar Nicholas promised reform but didn’t follow through… </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Revolution of 1905 <ul><li>October: massive workers’ strike leading to: </li></ul><ul><li>October Manifesto issued by Nicholas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promised a constitution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed individual freedoms of speech and assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gave right to vote to many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promised not to pass any laws without approval of Duma (assembly that would approve all laws) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Revolution of 1905 <ul><ul><li>Nicholas hoped that October Manifesto would end revolution… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But he liked his absolute power. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1906 Czar ended 1 st Duma meeting when it made too many demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He made some other reforms but unhappiness of people didn’t go away… </li></ul></ul>

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