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Tsarist Russia:

  • 1861-1900's the peasants were called 'surfs'.
  • Population was growing, and the land was halfing.
  • Autocratic   Leader. Monarch leader. Sharing no power.
  •  Rasputin = 'Starlet'. Controlling Alexei's haemophilla through hypnosis.
  • Liberals, Social Revolutionaries, & Social Democrats = main opponents.
  • 1904 = Russo-Japanese War - fighting for control of Korea and Manchuria
  • 22 Jan 1905 = Bloody Sunday. -Petition handed to Tsar Nicholas.
  • ^ March Led by Father Gapon.
  • Oct 1905 = October Manifesto. -Russia can have a Duma. 3dom speech
  • 1906 = New Primeminister. =Stolypin.
  • 1915 = Tsar took control of the Army.
  • 15 million   joined Army due to Conscription.  
  • Left Tsarina with Rasputin - Rumored they were German spies.
  • "Dark forces destroying the throne".
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Lenin's Russia:

  • 1917: Kerensky & Provisional Government in charge of USSR.
  • Stalin & Trotsky should not be given power.
  • Bukharin
  • Hunger does not wait.
  • Peasant uprising does not wait.
  • War does not wait.
  • Set up Council of the People's Commissars . (The Sovnarkom)
  • 8 Nov  = First decree = Peace with Germany.
  • The Bolsheviks - "Bread, Peace, and Land". 
  • Pesants given Tsar's and The Churches' land.
  • Factories + Industries put in hands of the workers.
  • April Theses - March 1917 : Give the people what they deserve. Demand and end to war. All power to Soviets. Land taken from owners, and given to pesants.
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