Last Tsar of Russia until his forced abdication .
Marked the beginning phase of a violent phase of the Russian Revolution .
Mass and Political unrest that spread throughout the Russia Empire .
Included work strikes and Peasant unrest .
Got in war when Germany declared war against it .
Also known as the March Revolution .
One of the first two revolutions that happened in 1917 .
leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a nearly bloodless coup against the Duma's provisional government.
Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by Russian Communist Party .