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Its a Party!: The Bolshevik Consolidation of Power 1917-1924

A huge power-vacuum was created following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in March 1917.  After the fall of the Romanov Dynasty, who had ruled the Russian empire for over 300 years, it was unclear who would come to the forefront of Russian politics and how the Empire would be governed.  Numerous factions within Russian(…)

July Days

The removal of the autocracy of Imperial Russia left a massive power vacuum that had to be filled. The differing goals and ideologies of the replacement governments meant that violence and disorder were tearing Russia apart. In 1917, a stage was set in Pretrograd (St. Petersburg) as disgruntled soldiers and industrial workers had finally had enough with […]

” All around me there is treachery, cowardice, and deceit. ” The Abdication of Nicholas II

                                                                                 Image of Nicholas II’s Decree of Abdiction, March 17th 1917 By the morning of March 17th, 1917 the Russian Social-Democratic Party had finally forced the hand of the Tsar. After staying the night in Pskov, away from the riots that had overtaken many cities in Russia, Nicholas II came to decision that only his(…)

The Army’s Revolution

In 1917, the Imperial Russian army played a significant role in the February and October revolutions. Despite the utter defeat and loss of the Russo-Japanese War, Tsar Nicholas II decided to enter World War I. Throughout the war, the Russian … Continue reading

The Provisional Government

The Provisional Government Dual Power “In what does this dual power consist? In the fact that side by side with the Provisional Government, the government of the bourgeoisie, there has developed another government, weak and embryonic as yet, but undoubtedly … Continue reading