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Russian Politics, 1917

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A slideshow for my History 12 students that looks at the events surrounding the Russian RevolutionS of 1917.

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Russian Politics, 1917

  1. 1. The RevolutionS of 1917 Popular Accident & Coup d’etat J. Marshall, 2011
  2. 2. Rasputin – murdered, Dec 1916
  3. 3. Duma
  4. 4. Growing dissatisfaction over the war
  5. 5. International Women’s Day: bread strike
  6. 6. Meeting in the Putilov Works
  7. 7. Bread, Bread, Bread
  8. 8. Army Patrols in Petrograd Nicholas is at the front: “Nonsense, I shall not even reply.”
  9. 9. Soon police opened fire – more importantly… 12 March – revolutionaries controlled Petrograd 14 March – Moscow also falls
  10. 10. The Tsar’s kozakken chose NOT to
  11. 11. Nicholas was blocked from Petrograd – and abdicated for himself and his son
  12. 12. 16 March: The Tsar is replaced by the Provisional Government • The Soviet (workers and soldiers) join Duma to declare P. Gov’t. • Mostly moderate, led by Georgy Lvov and the Milukov’s Cadets • Some radicals from Soviet (Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky all absent!) • 2 promises: 1) Constituent Assembly – universal suffrage 2) To legalize strikes • Seen by themselves as illegitimate – keep status quo
  13. 13. If vee can get rid to zose pesky Russians… Switzerland is nice, but I’d really like to get to action…
  14. 14. Lenin’s April Thesis
  15. 15. ALL POWER TO THE SOVIETS
  16. 16. First All-Russian Session of Workers’ & Soldiers' Deputies June, 1917
  17. 17. Petrograd Dissatisfaction: 18 June, 1917
  18. 18. Kornilov – leads Cadets Karensky leads Socialists (NOT Bolsheviks)
  19. 19. General Kornilov
  20. 20. "Красная Гвардия” (Red Guard)
  21. 21. Kerensky K
  22. 22. At the end of September, the Bolsheviks gain a majority in the Petrograd Soviet
  23. 23. Women of the Red Guard
  24. 24. Kerensky’s Women’s Battalion Defenders of the Winter Palace
  25. 25. Duma Messengers
  26. 26. Sent from the Baltic to the Battle of Tsushima Strait – survived • 25 October, 1917: Ordered to sea by Alexander Kerensky – crew chose to ignore order – seen as the first act of the November Revolution Cruiser Aurora
  27. 27. Red Guard
  28. 28. Trotsky’s RED GUARD
  29. 29. At the end of September, the Bolsheviks gain a majority in the Petrograd Soviet

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