Nicholas wanted to take charge in the government, but is very ineffective. Left his wife in charge of domestic affairs and failed miserably.
January 22 1905
Russia was left more corrupt and oppressive because of Nicholas II ruling.Socialist and worker's groups were tired of demanding for reform and took matters into their own hands. A group of workers marched to the czar's Winter Palace to make their demands and ended up killing and wounding hundreds of administrators.
The 1905 Revolution
January 22 1905 - July 16 1907
A mass of violence started in the Russian Empire because of social and political unrest. The violence was directed at the government, so they can change the rules to help the citizens
WWI in Russia
August 17, 1914 - March 3, 1918
Russia began to build railways on German border. This action made Germany believe that Russia and France territory and declaring war. Germany felt threatened and provoked
The February Revolution
March 8 1917 - March 16 1917
Riots and strikes break out in Russia over the scarcity of food. Most Russians had lost their faith in the leadership of the czar.
Lenin and the Great October Revolution
October 24 1917 - October 25 1917
The weakness of the government, social and economical problems, and the continuation of war allowed unrest and support for the soviets. The Bolsheviks seized power
The Soviet Union Under Lenin
1922 - 1924
The constitution puts power in the hands of the people, but truly the Communist party controls everything.