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Title: Objective: To examine the Russian Revolutions and the impact they had on World War I.


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Objective To examine the Russian Revolutions and
the impact they had on World War I.
Vladimir Lenin, 1917
2
Russian revolutionary leader Maxim Gorky
On April 12, 1906 the daily New York World
newspaper carried an editorial cartoon of the U.
S. Statue of Liberty lighting Gorky's torch.
3
Russian Revolutions
First Russian Revolution (February
Revolution)
February 1917 Riots protesting the shortage of
food forced Russias Czar Nicholas II from power
4
Cost of Revolution February 1, 1917
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  • President Wilson believed that the Allies would
    be stronger now that Czar Nicholas II was gone.
  • Wilson asked Congress to declare war shortly
    thereafter.

News of the World, April 18, 1917
6
Communist / Bolshevik Revolution (October
Revolution)
October 1917 The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir
Lenin, seized power in Russia and began the
communist revolution.
7
Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with
Germany and dropped out of the war.
Germany then sent their troops on the Eastern
Front to the Western Front.
8
Russian Czar Nicholas II, left, and his son
Prince Alexei are shown sawing wood to heat the
dwelling in Siberia, where they were held during
the Russian Revolution. The entire royal family
was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
9
Communism a theory that supports the
elimination of private property and the equal
distribution of goods
Facts
Created by the German philosopher Karl Marx.
Karl Marx (1818-1883).
10
Communism a theory that supports the
elimination of private property and the equal
distribution of goods
Facts
Supports the violent revolution of the working
class (proletariat) against the bourgeois
ruling class.
This 1920 Soviet poster depicts a bourgeois
hanging onto a globe by his fingertips as a
dogged Red Army soldier tries to stab him with a
bayonet.
11
Communism a theory that supports the
elimination of private property and the equal
distribution of goods
Facts
Led by a single, authoritarian political party.
Communist symbol located on the flag of the
former U.S.S. R.
12
A mourning poster conveys the message that
Lenins death has united workers and peasants.
13
Communism Development and Duration
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