Russia 1914 - 1917Russia 1914 - 1917
By Mr Crowe
www.SchoolHistory.co.uk
Alexandra and AlexeiAlexandra and Alexei
RasputinRasputin
Russia in 1914Russia in 1914
 A huge country
 Ruled by the Romanovs
 Emperor in 1914 was Nicholas II
 His German wife ...
The Russian PeopleThe Russian People
 Many Russian people were peasant
farmers – they were poor and illiterate
 Most of ...
The Ruling classThe Ruling class
 The Tsar was an AUTOCRAT – he
held power
 He ruled with the support of
1. The nobility...
The DumaThe Duma
 This was a type of Parliament set up in
1905 after a revolution
 Nicholas II paid little attention to ...
Into World War 1Into World War 1
 In 1914 Russia entered the war
 It had a massive army BUT faced
problems!
1. It was ba...
Nicholas II takes charge of theNicholas II takes charge of the
armyarmy
Nicholas II takes charge of theNicholas II takes charge of the
armyarmy
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  1. 1. Russia 1914 - 1917Russia 1914 - 1917 By Mr Crowe www.SchoolHistory.co.uk
  2. 2. Alexandra and AlexeiAlexandra and Alexei
  3. 3. RasputinRasputin
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Nicholas II takes charge of theNicholas II takes charge of the armyarmy
  10. 10. Nicholas II takes charge of theNicholas II takes charge of the armyarmy

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