The Revolutions of 1917

  1. What two types of revolutions did Russia experience in 1917
    The first was a break from autocratic, monarchial forms, the second was of the ddrastic socioeconomic change and political expirement
  2. What are the three interpretations of the of the 1917 revolutions?
    The Soviet, Liberal and Libertarian
  3. What was the Soviet Interpretation of the revolutions?
    Soviet was largly propagandistic, focused on justifying the regime, relying on marxism, historical materialism and class struggle. History of struggle > than all
  4. What was the Liberal Interpretation
    They focused less on history and more on lost chance and weakness after WWI. They emphasize the actions of skilled and ruthless minority of radicals and their ability to organize populations into their cause
  5. What was the Libertarian Interpretation
    The want to emphasize the peasant and workers ability to self manage. They believe the two class system of rulers and ruled is due to the bolshevieks (who hijacked a workers revolution)
  6. What overlying reason can be added to the 1917 revolutions
    Socioeconomic problems were present, but the main reason can be the circumstances faced because of WWI. It was supported by the people, but heavy lossesĀ 
  7. How many russians were mobalized in WWI, how many were killed, injured and captured?
    15.5 Million were deployed to the allies, 1.65 were killed, 3.85 wounded and 2.41 were captured
  8. What percent of casulties did the russian army face
    35 percent
  9. what two reason can be attributed to the poor outcomes of WWi
    tsar Nicholas II lack of preparedness and incompetence of the russian military (seen in russo-jap and crimean wars)
  10. March 1917, men and women began the revolution with a showing of what and where
    demonstrations, protests and riots in st. petersberg
  11. for what reasons did the military refused ot fire on the demonstrators
    because of the women and the empathy for their cause
  12. what resulted in the resistance of military actions ordered by Nicholas
    ministers and government officials abandoned their posts, leading to the revolution
  13. What day was the Duma resigned
    March 11, (Feb 26 old style)
  14. When was the Provisional Govt. formed
    March 12
  15. How did Nicholas II respond to the forming of the Provisional Govt.
    He returned to St. Petersburg and attempted to reaasert himself. He realized it was a fail and abdicted the thrown for himself and son Alexi
  16. Who did Nicholas II name as tsar
    His brother Michael Alexandrovich, but Michael abdicted the next day (END OF ROMANOVS')
  17. Who headed the newly founded Provisional Govt.?
    Prince George Lvov, named Prime Minister by Nicholas II
  18. Who was Alexander Kerensky
    a member of Lvov's cabinet
  19. What transition did Lvov intend to make with russian structure
    from an autocratic system to more modern and liberalĀ 
  20. How did Lvov's Govt. intend to unify russian society
    by closing gapps between central decision making and regions by making it more accessible ot local and regional officials
  21. What did socialist and organized workers force the Provisional Govt. into
    labor rights, collective bargaining rights and limited workday lengths
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The Revolutions of 1917
Section 3 of Social Science up till Lenin