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Sheet1 *STUDY GUIDE FOR THE* *RUSSIAN REVOLUTION* In the fall of 1915* Czar Nicholas II *took personal command of the Russian army and left the government to his wife* Alexandra*. A religious woman, she largely fell under the control of the "mad monk" *Rasputin* a self proclaimed holy man who claimed the power to stop the bleeding of the hemophiliac son of the empress. By the end of 1916, Russia was no longer able to sustain military operations against the Central Powers. The economy was in chaos, and the power of the government had all but evaporated. In early 1917 strikes and demonstrations erupted in the Russian capital of *Petrograd* (formerly St. Petersburg). In March 1917, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated. (NOTE: In 1917 Russia still used the *Julian Calendar,* which by now was 13 days behind the *Gregorian Calandar*. Whenusing the Julian calandar the disturbances in Petrograd occurr in late February and for this reason the revolution is frequently referred to as the February Revolution). The new *Provisional Government* lead by
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