The Russian Revolution was a series of mass uprisings in the Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball's clay, which was directly responsible for the rise of Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball years later. The revolutions first began between the autocratic regime of Tsar Nicholas II and the democratic politicians and workers, forming the Russia-icon.png Provisional Government, and then the Russia-icon.png Provisional Government would be pit up against the Russian SFSR (old)-icon.png Bolsheviks, turning Russia-icon.png Russiaball into a one-party state.

History

Background

Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball was an absolute monarchy, and he had failed to see the reason why he had to modernize and give the people rights, because he lived in absolute luxury, able to do whatever he wanted, because that was God's right, and the other Russia-icon.png Russiaballs just had to sit down and shut up. This system of autocracy was the reason why many Russia-icon.png Russiaballs in his clay hated him and spoke out against him. Out of fear of a violent uprising, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball created a secret police force to suppress both dissidents to his regime and minorities in his empire who were not "Russian" enough, both of which made him hated even more.

In the wake of this, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball suddenly had ideas and began to modernize quickly, bringing the Russia-icon.png Russiaballs out of serfdom, but still keeping them in poverty for his lavish lifestyle. However, he decided to stop reforming the country, which wasn't supported.

Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball, out of a celebration, promised free beer and pretzels to a starving crowd of peasants, and unfortunately, this created a stampede of Russia-icon.pngRussiaballs all trampling on one another. Instead of actually fixing the problem and staying in his clay out of respect for the people, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball decided to go party with France-icon.png Franceball, which tarnished his reputation, so the Russia-icon.png Russiaballs in his clay began wondering if there was a better way. While some Russia-icon.png Russiaballs wanted to base their country on Western ideals, like republics and constitutional monarchies, some Russia-icon.png Russiaballs placed their faith in a new ideology, named Communism-icon.png Communism, influenced by the ideas of Karl Marx. Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball then started making factories, but they had very poor conditions and created a dirt poor class of workers.

So now, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball is very unpopular and needs some way to restore his popularity and authority. The chance came with Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball. Both Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball and Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball wanted to expand into Qing-icon.png Qingball, and Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball didn't really want war, but Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball didn't think of Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball as a threat, thinking he could push him around, but Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball had been rapidly militarizing, and they ultimately won, causing Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball to become internationally humiliated, and the Russia-icon.png Russiaballs were outraged. All it needed was one push to set things going, and it happened.

A peaceful priest and a group of Russia-icon.png Russiaballs tried to go to Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball to have him sign a petition to grant more rights for the people when Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball heard the news, he ran from the Winter Palace, and put Russia-icon.png Russian soldiers in his place, who promptly opened fire. This incident, called Bloody Sunday, tarnished the Nicholas-icon.png Russian Tsar's image, and lead to the 1905 Revolution

1905 Revolution

The working class began to protest against Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball because they wanted greater working rights, liberals began protesting for Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball to give up some of his power, and the peasants protested because they wanted land. Everyone started hating Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball, so Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball started sending out the military to try to take care of the Russia-icon.png Russiaballs, and the military mutinied and joined the protesters, which was bad for Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball. Political unrest continued to increase, as riots and strikes erupted all across the country, with Communism-icon.png Marxists creating Soviets to ferment uprisings.

Eventually, Russian Empire decided to create an elected assembly to share some of his power with the liberals, and with the liberals satisfied, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball sent the army out to crush the peasants and workers and dismantle the Soviets, and it worked. Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball's economy continued to grow, and he even made friends with a holy mystic named Gregory Rasputin. Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball was now safe from revolution, or was he? Because the year is 1914. After the Austrian archduke and heir to to the Austro-Hungarian throne was shot by a Serbian assassin, Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball decided to go to war with Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Serbiaball, and Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball decided that he had to get involved, along with his allies and enemies.

World War 1 and February Revolution

Patriotism swept the Russia-icon.png Russianballs as World War I began, with Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball mobilizing the army and getting ready to attack. However, the Tsarist autocracy meant short supplies and low rations, which made the German Empire-icon.png German Empireball and Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball push thousands of kilometers into the country. To make matters worse, soldiers had begun deserting the battlefields, the economy was now imploding, and the Russia-icon.png Russiaballs were again starving.

Against the advice of literally everyone, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball declared himself Commander in Chief of the Army, and went to the front lines, leaving his German-born wife in charge of the country while he was gone, which wasn't a good look. To make matters worse for Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball, his crazy mystic friend Gregory Rasputin was killed by a group of noble Russia-icon.png Russiaballs, which tarnished his reputation even after his death. The autocracy looked outdated, and protests continued to grow.

The whole war left the Russia-icon.png Russiaballs broke, and with Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball acting as Commander in Chief, he got even more blame. Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball ran out of many things, like food. On International Women's Day (March 8,1917), a crowd of female Russia-icon.png Russiaballs began protesting in the streets, and a day later, male Russia-icon.png Russianballs joined in. They demanded an end to the war and an end to the autocratic rule. Soldiers began joining the protests because soldiers get hungry too, so many Russian soldiers began joining the protests,  firing on their commanders, trashing symbols of the autocratic regime. Russia-icon.png Russiaballs continued to protest, so Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball decided to return to Petrogradball, but never made it, because his train was stopped. Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball, convinced by so many liberals and commanding officers, was forced to step down and abdicate the throne. 300 years of Romanov rule over Russia-icon.png Russiaball had vanished. The liberals then decided to take charge and set up the Russia-icon.png Provisional Government, however, this government wasn't exactly popular, because they decided to not end the war, and continuing to fire on protesters.

October Revolution

Meanwhile, German Empire-icon.png German Empireball had an idea to close the Eastern Front. He decided to send a very known Russian Communism-icon.png Bolshevik (Lenin-icon.png Vladimir Lenin!) back on a train to Petrograd, hoping he would cause dissent. The Russia-icon.png Provisional Government HAD been making some reforms, such as disbanding the secret police and abolishing the death penalty, but their rule over Russia-icon.png Russiaball was mostly chaos, as they decided not to end the war, and start a new offensive, which didn't go too well. The Russia-icon.png Provisional Government also didn't give the poor Russia-icon.png Russiaballs land. Because of this, the Communism-icon.png Bolsheviks began to gain popularity, and more and more Russia-icon.png Russiaballs turned Communism-icon.png communist. Seeing this, Russia-icon.png Russian Republicball began to get thrown in a coup from inside, and so they asked the Communism-icon.png Bolsheviks to help, and the coup was thwarted. However, the Communism-icon.png Bolsheviks didn't give the guns back, and they began planning an armed revolution.

Russia-icon.png Russian Republicball began to get word of this revolution and began arresting Communism-icon.png Bolshevikballs around the country, with the Bolsheviks deciding to cause an armed revolution NOW. Millions of Communism-icon.png Communist Russiaballs began seizing government buildings, and with that settled, they began a siege of the Winter Palace. The palace was defended by a women's Battalion of Death, who surrendered immediately. And just like that, the Communism-icon.png Bolshevikballs were in control of the country. They held elections, but the Communism-icon.png Bolshevikballs lost in the elections, which they claimed didn't count, and sent the secret police to disband the Social Revolutionaryballs. Because of this, many anti-communistballs, not wanting a dictatorship, began to form a White Movement, and then take over most of the country, starting the Russian Civil War, which firmly put the Bolsheviks in power. Around this time, Russian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball and his family were shot and killed in Yekaterinburg by the Communism-icon.png Bolsheviks. After this, Russian SFSR (old)-icon.png Russian SFSRball was declared, which eventually culminated in the creation of Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball. However, the ideas of Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball began to change, and put him on a different path: against the West, culminating in the Cold War. Even after the Cold War ended, his son Russia-icon.png Russiaball still continues most of the policies of his father Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball as seen in Cold War II to the present time today.



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