Time Line of Events:
1914- WWI starts.
1916- The war causes starvation and inflation. People start to become uneasy with the Czar.
1917- January 9- 140,000 strike in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) for food.
- January 31- Strikes start popping up all over Russia.
- February 14- More than 100,000 people strike in Petrograd.
- February 25- Strike grows to more than 200,000. The protesters turn from needing bread to wanting a new government.
- February 26- The Czar orders the military to stop the strike. Troops fire on protestors, killing many.
- February 27- The military in Petrograd begins to revolt, after being told to fire upon more protestors. They then join
protestors and give them weapons. The Petrograd Soviet of Workers' Deputies is created (PS).
- March 8- The Czar and his family are arrested.
- March 12- Joseph Stalin, a political prisoner, is released and arrives back in Petrograde to support the revolution.
- April 3-4 - Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia, as leader of the Bolshevik party. He gives a speech where he promises peace,
bread, land, worker control, and an end to the war.

Key Leaders within the Revolution Czar Nicholas IIAc_nicholasII.jpg

Leon Trotsky
Vladimir Lenin

Joseph Stalin

Comparison Between Animal Farm and Boshevik Revolution
Mr. Jones -irresponsible to his animals (lets them starve)
-sometimes cruel - beats them with whip
-sometimes kind - mixes milk in animal mash
Czar Nicholas II
-poor leader at best, compared to western kings
-cruel - sometimes brutal with opponents
-kind - hired students as spies to make Money
-young, smart, good speaker, idealistic
-really wants to make life better for all
-one of leaders of revolution
-chased away into exile by Napoleon's dogs
Leon Trotsky
-other leader of "October Revolution"
-pure communist, followed Marx
-wanted to improve life for all in Russia
-chased away by Stalin's KGB
-not a good speaker, not as clever like Snowball
-cruel, brutal, selfish, devious, corrupt
-his ambition is for power, killed opponents
-used dogs, moses, and Squealor to control animals
Joseph Stalin
-not a good speaker, not educated like Trotsky
-same as Napoleon, didn't follow Marx's ideas
-cared for power, killed all that opposed him
-used KGB, allowed church, and propagandized

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