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The Russian Revolution


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Brief Powerpoint I made about the Russian Revolution and the causes of it. It worked very well for my class.

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The Russian Revolution

  1. 1. Causes of the Russian Revolution 1917-1939
  2. 2. Russia in World War I
  3. 3. World War I <ul><li>Men were not well armed and lacked food and supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Czar Nicholas II went to the front lines to help the troops, which left his wife Alexandra in charge (the people didn’t trust her since she was German) </li></ul><ul><li>The Czar was incompetent on the battlefront. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Failures of the Czar <ul><li>Czar Nicholas II attempts to be patriotic and command the army on the frontlines </li></ul><ul><li>He is very incompetent as a military commander </li></ul><ul><li>He ignores the needs of the commoners. </li></ul>
  5. 5. RASPUTIN
  6. 6. Rasputin <ul><li>Self-proclaimed “Holy man” </li></ul><ul><li>He eased the suffering of Alexandra’s hemophiliac son </li></ul><ul><li>He influenced Alexandra so much that people were placed in positions of power because HE said so. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexandra was warned about Rasputin’s power yet did nothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Rasputin was killed by Russian nobles who feared the loss of the monarchy. </li></ul>Alexei Romanov
  7. 7. The Bolsheviks
  8. 8. Rise of the Bolsheviks <ul><li>Vladimir Lenin believed that a Revolution of the people over the powers that be and bring rise to a “dictatorship of the proletariat” </li></ul><ul><li>Lenin and the Bolsheviks promised the people “Peace, Land, and Bread.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lenin was able to unite the workers in revolution and drive the temporary government out. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The People Rise Up!
  10. 10. Neglect of the Workers and the Poor <ul><li>Disease and famine spread across Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>The troops fighting the war did not have food and supplies and neither did the people </li></ul><ul><li>Lenin’s promises appealed to the people because the current government could not provide the people with food or land. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The End of the Romanovs <ul><li>In March of 1917 the Czar Nicholas II abdicates his power and then a temporary government is formed. </li></ul><ul><li>In July of 1918 the Czar and his entire family are executed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. History Vs. Hollywood <ul><li>All of the Romanov’s were killed </li></ul>FALSE