THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS

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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS
I.
Russia on the Eve of Revolution
A. Romanov Autocracy
1. 1905 Revolution
2. Nicholas II (1894-1917)
B. Peasant Country
C. Vast Differences Between the Classes
D. World War I
E. Alexandra, Alexis, Rasputin
II.
A Liberal Revolution
A. Food Shortages and Declining Morale
B. March 8, 1917 Bread Riots
C. March 11, 1917 Duma Refused to Disband
D. March 12, 1917 Provisional Government Created
E. March 15, 1917 Abdication of the Last Romanov Tsar
F. Provisional Government
G. Factions of Dissent
1. Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Soldiers Deputies
III.
The Bolshevik Revolution
A. Bolshevik Party
B. V.I. Lenin (1870-1924)
1. April Theses
C. July Days
D. Kornilov Affair
E. Takeover (November 7, 1917)
F. First Steps
G. Civil War (1918-1921)
1. Execution of the Royal Family, July 17, 1918
H. New Economic Policy
I. Illness and Death of Lenin