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  • 1. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
  • 2. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
    • Middle class and urban working class people emerged, as Russia began to industrialize. People began to protest: too much poverty and unfair laws.
    • Czars made some reforms to stop the revolts.
    • Czar Nicholas III
  • 3. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
    • Czar Nicholas III
    • Easily influenced by those around him.
    • Convinced of the suitability of autocracy in Russia: inflexible on political change.
    • Accepted danger fatalistically (didn’t step to change things)
    • Had little experience of governing.
    • His wife had immense influence upon him
    • Not as firm as Alexander III, his father.
    • CONCLUSSION: HE SUCKED AS A RULER!!
  • 4. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939 The Marxists, followers of Marx’s ideas, persuaded the PROLETARIAT (factory and railroad workers, miners,…)
  • 5. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
  • 6. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
    • WORLD WAR I AFFECTED RUSSIA:
    • Factories couldn’t produce enough.
    • Transportation collapsed.
    • Not enough army.
    • Lots of casualties.
    • Czar Nicholas II “tried” to face the problem personally.
    • He left the leadership to his wife: the czarina Alexandra.
    • He was not competent.
    • His wife wasn’t either.
  • 7. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939 THE PARTICIPATION OF RASPUTIN IN RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT
  • 8. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
    • He was an illiterate peasant.
    • Known as the “mad monk”
    • believed to be “holy”
    • He got confidence of Alexandra and czar Nicholas because he “healed” miraculously their hemophilic son.
    • It was said he had an affair with the czarina, too.
  • 9. REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939
    • BIZZARRE DEATH:
    • He was invited by some nobles to a palace. He ate cakes and drank wine with cyanide.
    • He didn’t die, so he was shot there. When they saw him, he was just shot in the shoulder. He ran and escaped. He was shot again, he fell.
    • His real death was: drowned in the river while escaping.
  • 10. LENIN AND THE BOLSHEVIKS REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA 1917 - 1939 CLASSWORK: 1. How did Lenin become a leading figure in Russia? 2. Why was he sent into exile? 3. What happened in the November Revolution? 4. How did the Bolsheviks take control of Russia? 5. What was the conflict between the “reds” and “whites”?

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