Chapter 14 Lesson 3 Day 1

What does this slogan indicate
about Russia at the time?
It indicates that there was great
hardship and discontent. It implies
that people were tired of war, were
poor and hungry, and wanted
Failures in World War I Russia lacked military leaders and
lacked adequate weapons and other military supplies, which
led the army to suffer incredible losses.
Rasputin's influence While Nicholas II was at the
battlefront, Alexandra became influenced by Rasputin which
upset conservative aristocrats.
Strikes in Petrograd High food prices led to strikes
throughout Petrograd. When soldiers were ordered to clear
the crowds, many soldiers joined with the protesters instead.
Abdication of Nicholas II at the urging of the
Duma Because he lacked the support of the army as well as
the aristocrats, Nicholas II abdicated the throne on March 15.
Soviets' challenge to provisional government: The
government that replaced the monarchy faced strong
opposition from councils called soviets.
Why might the March revolution
be called the tipping point of the
Russian revolution?
While isolated protests had taken
place earlier, the March events
quickly escalated and forced the
end of czarist rule.
Faction of Marxists: The Bolsheviks
were a group of Marxists that favored
violent revolution.
Lenin's leadership: V. I. Lenin returned
to Russia from Germany to lead the
Bolshevik opposition.
Coalition of groups: Lenin worked to
gain widespread support from soldiers,
workers, and peasants.
Promises to the people: The Bolsheviks
promised to redistribute land to the
people and end the war.
Why did German military
leaders hope to create disorder
in Russia?
They hoped that if disorder broke
out in Russia, the Russians would
drop out of World War I. Germany
would then have to fight on only
one front.
How do the three words of the
slogan relate to the background
of the Russian Revolution?
Each of the words refers to
something that led to unrest among
the people and thus to the start of
the revolution.