Nicholas is known as "Nicholas the Bloody" because of his harsh, ruthless judgement throughout his reign. He even had his troops and generals fire on unarmed people.
Many workers were on their way to peacefully petition for a higher standard of working conditions. The majority of them died while being fired upon, giving this day the name "Bloody Sunday".
The 1905 Revolution
January 22, 1905 - July 16, 1907
Many people were unhappy with the social and political systems in Russia. They protested against the tsar in the means of student riots and even assassinations
WWI in Russia
August 17, 1914 - March 3, 1918
Russia began the war with the largest standing army in the world. After being defeated by the Allied Powers, Russia and Germany were left with nothing but rubble and debt to all the other countries.
The February Revolution
March 8, 1917 - March 16, 1917
The revolution started due to the citizens began rioting due to a lack of food. The country of Russia was so devastated during the war that many were starving.
Lenin and the Great October Revolution
October 24 1917 - October 25 1917
The Bolsheviks were taking over the capitol of Russia one aspect at a time. They were finally exhausted of the political and social policies the Russian government was requiring.
The Soviet Union Under Lenin
November 7, 1917 - November 8, 1917
After the Red Guards took control over the government, Vladimir Lenin became the head leader of the Communist party because of his strength through the previous riots and seiges. Russia became the first communist state.