The peasants and workers were very upset they had to work so they did a peaceful protest. the Tzar ended up shooting them.He ended up hiring a duma, someone who would help him make decisions. The Duma and the Tzar didn't agree on things so the Tzar fired him.Nobody liked the tzar now and they sent the bolsheviks to kill his entire family. they ended up shooting them, but his daughter (Anastasia) and son ( Alexei) bodies were found in a different place than the rest of the family.
The 1905 Revolution
There were food riots, strikes, and protests against the war. The Duma declared itself a provisional Government, so they formed soviets local councils. Tzar Nicholas II abdicates the throne and now Lenin and the Bolsheviks returned.
January 9, 1905 - January 22, 1905
Thousands of workers and poor peasants had peacefully protested. They wanted better working conditions & suffrage. During the protest, the tzar's guards fired into the crowd. The shooting sparked many strikes. The Duma was not allowed more power temporarily and the so didn't like that so, he dissolved the Duma within weeks.
World War 1 in Russia
August 1, 1914 - March 3, 1918
Tzar Nicholas II had brought Russia into WWI. The war revealed the ineptitude and arrogance of the country's aristocratic elite. Most peasants were less invested in the war. The poorly supplied troops resulted in massive casualties.
The Febuary revolution
1917 - 1918
The February revolution removed the Tzar Nicholas II from power, which developed violent demonstrations. While he was away the population increased.
The Great October Revolution
The bolsheviks were in charge this time around. The bolsheviks realized they couldn't maintain that much power without sharing it. As a result, they declared themselves as representatives of a Dictatorship of the proletariat. In the end, a civil war broke out.
The Soviet Union Under Lenin
March 1921 - 1924
The whites vs. the reds. the reds were bolsheviks, the "red army". The whites were officers and other civilians. Lenin was on the red team. With his quick smarts, he was able to help the reds win