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1192228297 - Bolsheviks-Vladimir Lenin = leader of the...

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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION A. BACKGROUND: THE CRISIS OF WAR - okhrana = tsarist secret police B. OTHER CAUSES FOR REVOLUTION I. Problems of Autocracy -Grigorii Rasputin -Nicholas II, Alexandra and Alexei II. Shortcomings in Democratic Development -Duma (comparable to a lower house of parliament) III. Failure in Agrarian Reform -Petr Stolypin, Prime Minister from 1906-1911 -1861: emancipation of the serfs IV. The Rise of a Discontented and Disenfranchised Working Class C. THE EVENTS OF 1917 I. From the “February Revolution” to the Institution of “Dual-Power” -February 23 rd (March 8 th by NC): “International Women’s Day” -Petrograd Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies -March 2 nd : Nicholas II abdicated -Constituent Assembly to be elected by universal franchise; until then, “dual power” (Provisional Government + soviet) II. Rule by Provisional Government III. From Political Blocs to Coalition Government -Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party, formed in 1898 (from 1903, Mensheviks and
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Unformatted text preview: Bolsheviks) -Vladimir Lenin = leader of the October Revolution; “April Theses” IV. Continuing Discontent and Rising Grassroots Organization V. The “July Days” or “July Uprising” (July 3-5; July 16-18 NC)-Prince G.E. Lvov resigned and the sot Alexander Kerensky took over leadership of the Provisional Government, and the sots gained some power in the reshuffling of the cabinet VI. The “Kornilov Affair”-attempted August coup by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army, General Lavr Kornilov 2 VII. October-Smolny Institute, Winter Palace -Decree on Peace, Decree on Land and a Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples of Russia VIII. Consolidating Power D. THE CONCLUSION OF WAR – BUT NOT REVOLUTION-March 1918: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk -1919 Soviet revolution in Hungary under Bela Kun - November 1923 “Beer Hall Putsch” led by Adolf Hitler...
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