Became Czar in 1884. five children. brought russia into WW1. Communist majority, fraction of the Russian social democratic workers party. Romanov family ruled for 300 years.
thousands of workers and peasants peacefully protest. Sought to petition the Czar for better working conditions. Czar's guards fired into the crowd, causing more strikes
Czar Nicholas brought Russia into WW1. Peasants had very little invested in the war. Poorly supplied troops lead to massive casualties.
Reds vs Whites. Reds were red army. Whites were army officers, revolutionaries, etc. Whites supported by England, France, USA, Japan.
Lenin renames country Soviet Union. Implements Karl Marx. Czar Nicholas, Alexandra, and five children executed in 1917. Lenin dies in 1924.
Somehow in March...
strikes and riots explode in St. petersburg.
Somehow in November...
lead by the Bolsheviks