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The Russian Revolution Notes

  1. 1. The Russian Revolution Notes
  2. 3. What was the Russian Revolution? <ul><li>When the Czar (King) of Russia was overthrown and Communists took power to create the Soviet Union. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What caused the Russian Revolution? <ul><li>Weak leadership from Czar Nicholas II </li></ul><ul><li>World War I </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty of Russian people </li></ul>
  4. 7. What happened in the RusRev? <ul><li>Czar gives up his throne. </li></ul><ul><li>New government created that has many parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Civil war begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Communists win, start Soviet Union, which lasts until 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Czar and family are executed by communists. Why? </li></ul>
  5. 8. What was the slogan of the RusRev? <ul><li>People in the country wanted land to live on—it was still basically feudalism. </li></ul><ul><li>The people were sick of WWI and wanted Russia to end its involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>The people were hungry and poor and wanted food to eat. </li></ul>Land, Bread, Peace
  6. 9. Who was Lenin? <ul><li>The leader of the Russian communists. </li></ul><ul><li>First leader of the Soviet Union. </li></ul><ul><li>Believed in Karl Marx’s teachings. </li></ul>

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