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Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
Civil disobedience   Russian Strike 1905
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Civil disobedience Russian Strike 1905

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  • 1. The People’s Strike In Russia (1905) Kyle Criscuolo, Alex Hagen, and Harry Muth Non-Violent Movement
  • 2. The Reforms of Alexander II • “Emancipation” of the Serfs (mid 19th century) – Insufficient Land – Annual Sums to the Government – Given poorest parts of their estates to the peasants
  • 3. •He was an autocratic dictator. •Oppressed the majority of the people in Russia. • Leader of Russia during Russo-Japanese War. •Spent a lot of money on naval war against Japan • Angered the people due to his little aid for them. •Priorities were elsewhere
  • 4. Russo- Japanese War -Nicholas II was over- confident in his efforts. -Japan was beating the Russians at sea. -fleet was losing -Nicholas II believed that Russia would win in the end. - Nicholas II pushed Russia further into battle and was -forced to look for peace settlements having lost many battles. - Poor use Of Money
  • 5. Georgi Gapon (1870-1906) •Russian Priest •Created the Assembly of Russian Workers • Wrote up the Petition to combat Tzar working conditions •Led the procession to the Winter Palace to present the petition •Assassinated by Russian Secret Police for his profound influence on the working people
  • 6. The Petition • 150,000 signed the petition • Written in respectful terms (not demanding) • Goals: 1. Reduction in the working day (11 hours  8 hours) 2. Increase in salaries 3. Improvement of working conditions 4. Establishment of universal suffrage 5. End to Russo-Japanese War
  • 7. The March to the Winter Palace • Working/Lower Class • Four separate routes • Dressed in finest attire • No violence
  • 8. Bloody Sunday • Lose-Lose situation for the Tsar • Asking for reconsideration • Working class attempts to achieve better conditions, wages, and hour • Aftermath: – 92 dead – Several hundred wounded http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=7J6afJY9ab4&featur e=related
  • 9. Effects of the Movement • The massacre on Bloody Sunday infuriated the oppressed people of Russia • Increased agitation with Government • Made the masses aware • Led to 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolution • 1905 = not very successful • 1917 – Nicholas II, the last Tsar, is taken out of Power
  • 10. Civil Disobedience: Effective or Not? • Was not “successful” in that the Russians obtained their goals • However: – The people managed to voice their issue – Gained national publicity – 1917 The people successfully fought for their rights
  • 11. Bibliography • http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/russiaandukraine/a/rrevst imeline3.htm • http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/1905_russian_revolution.h tm • http://depts.washington.edu/baltic/papers/russianrevolution.ht m • http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/anarchism/writers/anarcho/hist ory/1905.html • http://www.thecorner.org/hist/russia/revo1905.htm

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