This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the History of Russia - World War I & The Russian Revolution. Both presentations together number 29 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The beginning of 1917 saw troops in the Russian ranks expressing many of the same complaints offered by the French later that year. In the rear, the Russian economy had reached a full war footing, but the boom that resulted brought about rapid inflation and led to the breakdown of the economy and infrastructure.
As food supplies in Petrograd dwindled, unrest increased leading to mass demonstrations and a revolt by the Tsar's Guards. At his headquarters in Mogilev, Tsar Nicholas II was initially unconcerned by events in the capital.
Beginning on March 8, the February Revolution saw the rise of a Provisional Government in Petrograd. Ultimately maneuvered into attempting a coup, he was removed after its failure. With Kornilov's defeat, Kerensky and the Provisional Government effectively lost their power as Lenin and the Bolsheviks were in the ascent. On November 7, the October Revolution began which saw the Bolsheviks seize power. Taking control, Lenin formed a new government and immediately called for a three-month armistice.
Power point #1 is entitled, History of Russia - World War I & The Russian Revolution contains 13 slides and covers the following:
Bolsheviks Gain Power
German Terms Accepted
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
End of Presentation
Since the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the Russian Tsars had followed a fairly consistent policy of drawing more political power away from the nobility and into their own hands. This centralization of had been accomplished in two ways: Either by simply taking power from the nobles and braving their opposition or by compensating the nobles for decreased power in government and then giving them greater power over their land and its occupants.
From Ivan the Terrible, to Catherine the Great, the Russian Tsars enjoyed virtually autocratic rule over their nobles. things only got worse under the reign of Nicholas who eventually abdicated as Russia formed weal provisional government.
During the struggle for power the Bolsheviks gained increasing support from the ever more frustrated soviets. On October 25, led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, they stormed the Winter Palace and deposed the Kerensky government.
They succeeded in taking Russia out of the war, though on very unfavorable terms. Within months civil war broke out throughout Russia and for the next 3 years the country was devastated by civil strife. By 1920 the Bolsheviks had finally emerged victorious.
Power point #2 is entitled, History of Russia - The Russian Revolution contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Path to Revolution
Centralization of Authority
Expansion & Power
War With Japan
World War I
Bolsheviks are Victorious
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the History of Russia.