Russian Revolution

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1896

1896 - 1917

Nicholas II is crowned Czar

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1903

1903

Two political parties are formed. The Mensheviks and Bolsheviks

2

January 9, 1905

January 9, 1905 - January 10, 1905

Blody Sunday sparks ideas of revolution

3

1905

1905 - 1917

Nicholas II is in control of the Russian Army

4

1917

1917

Lenin returns to Russia

1917

January 1, 1917 - December 31, 1917

Protests start to rise against the provisonal government

February 1917

February 1, 1917 - February 28, 1917

Revolution begins with strikes

March 1917

March 1, 1917 - March 31, 1917

Provisional Government formed due to Nicholas' refusing to claim the throne

August 1917

August 1, 1917 - August 3, 1917

Failed coup led by the leader of the Russian Army

1917

October 1, 1917 - October 31, 1917

The Bolsheviks gain control and Lenin is now leader

5

1918

1915

Nicholas II and his family are executed

6

1920

January 1, 1920 - December 31, 1920

Lenin suffers from 2 strokes and retires from politics causing the USSR to be established

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1924

1924

Lenin dies with Stalin becoming his successor