The 1905 Russian Revolution

On the 22nd of January 1905, thousands of workers led by Father Gapon, marched towards Narva Gate in Winter Palace. They tried to deliver a petition to the Tsar, using peaceful methods and were cruelly massacred by Cossack soldiers. By: Valeria Chang and Maria Laura Perez

Bloody Sunday was the spark that made Russia explode in revolution, finally letting Russians unite against the Tsar.
After Bloody Sunday, riots happened more often and protests became a common thing. They also spread through all of Russia. Grand Duke Sergei, the Tsar’s uncle, was murdered on the 4th of February.
Russia kept losing against the Japanese. In June, sailors decide to mutiny, encouraging other armed forces to rebel.
Peasants start riots in the countryside and land owners were attacked.
In September a peace treaty was signed between Russia and Japan. Troops were freed and paid to stay loyal to the Tsar.
In September, a peace treaty was signed between Russian and Japan. Troops were paid to stay loyal to the Tsar.
In October, there was a general strike in Russia by all opposition groups, demanding change.
The Tsar gives in and issues the October Manifesto, promising a parliament elected by the people. He promised: -Civil rights -Uncensored newspapers -Right to create political parties
In December, when all the troops were back in Russia, the Tsar decided to take control once again, using violence and force.
The reason why the Tsar was able to survive the 1905 Russian Revolution is because he new when he had to give or take away rights and who he needed to take them from (or give them to). For a while, he knew how to keep people under his control.
3 Most Dangerous Moments: -When his uncle (The Great Duke Sergei) was killed. -When the peasants rebelled. -When the workers rebelled.
-Since his uncle was killed, there was a chance that they would do the same to the Tsar. -Landowners were unhappy because there workers started rebelling. This could mean that they were displeased with the Tsar. -The peasants occupied 84% of the population. When they were organized, they could be a great danger to the Tsar.
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