Czar Nicholas and the Romanov Dynasty: Czar Nicholas was the last czar of the Romanov (Russian) Dynasty to rule Russia. Czar Nicholas and the Romanov Dynasty played a crucial role in provoking the start of the Russian Revolution (“Romanov Dynasty”). During the Russian Revolution, Russia was beginning to fall towards an economic corruption. Czar Nicholas was aware of the severity of lack of human necessities, yet he ignored the citizens. As a result, the citizens rioted the capital of Petrograd, making demands for food and better working conditions.
Czar Nicholas II, also known as Nikolai Romanov, was the czar of Russia from 1894-1917. He became the Russian Emperor upon the death of his father and carried on his nationalism and autocratic ways of ruling (Nicholas II, pgph 1). Under his ruling, the quality of life for the average person was mainly restricted to peasant agriculture and a life of poverty with little to no equality for the people. Nicholas was not a very good leader, and when he was coronated, he told a friend “I am not prepared to be a tsar. I never wanted to become one.
Imagine living in a society brainwashed by propaganda, where you only can think what you are told. From 1929-1953, citizens of the Soviet Union had to endure this under the rule of Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union in 1929 right after the death of Vladimir Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union. From the moment he came into power, Stalin started instilling fear in the population, and those he viewed as a threat were sent to his gulags or labor camps.
In document 3, it states, “Unarmed Russian men had to be sent into the trenches to wait till their comrades were killed or wounded and their rifles became available.” While soldiers were being sent to war they depended on a comrade's death in order to grab a weapon and fight themselves. Soldiers going into war not provided with weapons shows how Russia was industrially behind and careless. In document 10, it states, “Last spring we had not ploughs enough to do the needed ploughing, and that is we do not have crops. There is not enough rye in the district to take us through the winter, let alone to feed the towns.”
The Russians did not hate the Tsar at first as they blamed their troubles on the government, however an event called Bloody Sunday changed their minds. Citizens began to protest outside of Tsar’s palace where many were shot and killed by soldiers. This turned them against the man they once trusted. World War I also occurred during Tsar’s reign and ultimately killed many unskilled and unequipped Russian soldiers. This caused the citizens to dislike Tsar even
In the early 1900’s the Russian people had become angry at the way the Russian monarchy (Tsar Nicholas II) had handled foreign affairs and how he was treating his people unfairly. They had many protests, one in 1905 and two in 1917. The revolution in 1905 overthrow the absolute monarchy and put in a provisional government. No one really listened to the provisional government, so they overthrew it again in 1917. These revolutions and acts of disobedience led to many unnecessary deaths of innocent people.
Just a few years after the Ukrainian genocide, Stalin purged his own army. He executed 596 out of 856 political and military officers (Document 5). When Stalin took leadership, he killed these men because they were not loyal to him. He also felt that his power was threatened because of them. The officials and officers were then replaced by men who were committed to Stalin.
These revolutions all occurred for different reasons and contain different events, however, they do share many general themes between them. Each country had different characteristics of people. In America, there was no legal, social class structure due to the
Another repressive method leaders used was the fake voting system in place which was just an illusion to satisfy the people. Leaders such as Leonid Brezhnev in 1979, made the voting extremely unfair, Brezhnev had 99.99% of the votes while other parties only had 0.01% (Doc D.) An emphasis textbooks should have is the type of leaders that helped shape the legacy of the Soviet Union. From the great terror to political repression, the Soviet Union had a different kind of relationship between the people and the leaders. They wanted absolute power and wanted everything to go their
Andrew Jackson mistreated the rich and wrote them off. Andrew Jackson shut down the national bank which hurt many of the upper class people's economic status. Andrew Jackson killed thousands of Native Americans on the Trail of Tears. Jackson forced them off their native land and made them travel thousands of miles with only the clothes in their back. Jackson built his own side cabinet and the spoils system which caused America to loose millions of dollars.
That’s what he thought a least. When he saw the bodies on the ground bleeding to death, watching them slowly die in the cold, he went mad. He hung himself two weeks after arriving to the camp. He used his coat to hang himself when he was finally alone in the Odinochka. Within a few short weeks, I lost everything.
He told the people of his country that the only solution to their problem was to rebel for great change in Mexico and as a result, many people followed him in his revolution. When the revolutionaries began, Madero and his followers defeated many federal troops. Towns were attacked and railroads were destroyed, everything was done to get their point across. When Madero later became president, things went wrong for him.
A revolution was sparked, and led to the abdication of Nicholas II. When he abdicated, meaning he renounced the throne, he hoped his brother would rule until Alexei, Nicholas II’s son, would be old enough to take over. When Nicholas II’s brother refused to take the throne, the power was turned over to the Provisional Government. The government soon became chaos, with people splitting into different sides. The Bolsheviks, a group led by Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov, rose to power.
Cuban Vs Russian (1917) Revolutions Russia‘s 1917 revolution started with an incubation stage. There were many events belonging to this stage including the oppression by Nicholas II to the russians due to revolting citizens, and Bloody Sunday in 1905, a massacre against unarmed protestants in front of the palace. Cuba 's had as one of its events, Fulgencio Batista, seizing power during an Election and Fulgencio Batista four years later canceling a new election taking power again, making Cuba opressed under his rule, not required to give them freedom. Just as Russia had an opressing leady, Cuba was controlled by one as well.
Before the Russian Revolution, Russia had many failures during the war that prevented them from reaching victory. Citizens started to question the tsar’s ability to solve the country’s internal problems. After the demand for the tsar to step down and the troops joined the protesters, Nicholas II abdicated the throne. The February Revolution began with the women protesting in the streets for food. During this time, the parliament consisted of upper class Russians.