Russian History since 1917

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Russian History since 1917 18:48 Opposition to Tsarism Alexander II assassinated Socialist Revolutionaries (SRs) Marxists:  “Communist Manifesto” o Strategy: “What is to be done?” Bolshevik – Menshevik Split Liberals Political Police  (Okhrana)  Nicholas II : Reluctant Tsar o o Russo-Japanese War o Defeats -> Discontent, including conservative  1905 Revolution o Father Gapon: Petition to the Tsar (Jan. 9)  “Bloody Sunday” -> Nationwide Unrest o October General Strike -> Oct. Manifesto o Soviet (Trotsky) -> December Uprising
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o Some 600 peasants thought to be radicals executed Constitutional Experiment o Electoral system; Performance of Dumas o Stolypin Land Reforms: “Wager on the Strong” Allowed you to inherit land Encouraged peasants to have a stake Allowed you to consolidate  ½ of all peasants lands were inheritable Only 10% were consolidated o Attempt on Stolypin’s life in 1910 Survived, but daughter injured o Stolypin assassinated the following year at an opera house o Economic Growth Labor Unrest: Lena Goldfields Massacre (4/12) Took place in Siberia Horrible conditions April 1912 gold workers go on strike Employer calls in military to force workers back into work A couple hundred are killed World War 1: 
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o Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo. o Euorpe divided into Armed camps o Trouble in the Balkans o Eastern Front: Unprepared-> Military setbacks o Russia allies with Prussia and Austria o Russia loses 2 million men o Men very unequipped  o Serious discontent brewing o Tsar Nicholas II remains at front line and entrusts powers to his wife, 
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