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The russian revolution

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The russian revolution

  1. 1. The Russian Revolution Karl Marx’s Big Day!
  2. 2. Before the War… • Russia was already experiencing discontent. • Unlike other global powers, Russia really missed out on the Enlightenment and its ideals of freedom and equality. • The poor were upset over economic, political, and social issues.
  3. 3. The trifecta of problems… • The three largest problems were: • High Taxes • Unsafe Working Conditions • And a Lack of Political Rights. • What does this sound like?
  4. 4. Because of the war…. • The Russians were also upset with the destruction the war was causing. • The Germans just kept coming, no matter how many Russians died in fighting. • The Germans had better weapons.
  5. 5. The Czar • Czar Nicholas II had already dealt with a minor rebellion early on. • He was not very popular and he began to lose control of his unlimited monarchy.
  6. 6. The “Bolshevik” Revolution • In 1917, the poor and workers in Russia revolted in the Bolshevik (Russian) Revolution. • The Czar and his family were murdered.
  7. 7. Vladimir Lenin • Lenin, and the Bolsheviks, withdrew Russia from the war. • In 1918, they signed a peace treaty with Germany.
  8. 8. The Results… • When Russia quit fighting, the British and French were all that kept Germany from winning the war. • They needed allies desperately.

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