February Revolution Research Paper

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1917: February Revolution was when protesting demonstrators in Petrograd, (now St. Petersburg) Russia led a mass uprising on March 8th which led Czar Nicholas II to abdicate from Russia’s throne and brought an end to the czarist rule in Russia. This uprising was caused by shortages of food and fuel, and opposition to WWI which angered common Russian people. The czar’s army opened fire onto all the mini uprisings everywhere on March 11th. On March 12th the revolutionaries finally defeated the soldiers. The Duma formed a Provisional government that took over ruling Russia. Czar Nicholas II abdicated his throne on March 15th.

1917: October Revolution was when Bolsheviks and Soviets took over Provisional government on November 7-8th (was in October
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This marked the beginning of the twelve year long Great Depression which had a devastating affect on most of the countries. After World War I, America had a rise in wealthy people and industrialized products. There was a big overproduction of agriculture, many businesses started to slow down, and people started to build up many debts. Despite all these signs of trouble the market still seemed to keep thriving fast. America was very unprepared for the crash when it happened because its economy was crucial for the rest of the world to survive. Most of Europe and Asia depended on America’s good economy. So after America’s economy crashed the whole world went after with very little signs of recovery.

1932-1933: Holodomor was when the Soviet government organized a widespread famine in Ukraine and some parts of Russia. As many as 7 to 10 million people starved to death. There are many different theories why this famine was developed. Some are: to stop Ukraine’s independence movement or because Russia simply did not have enough resources to feed its whole population so they decided to make it smaller. People in these areas were not allowed to move, had most of their food confiscated, and were not allowed to have outside help from
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A chancellor has the power to make laws of a country and therefore is considered a powerful political position. Hitler demanded to become chancellor of Germany, but President von Hindenburg of Germany only offered him to be vice-chancellor. This did not suffice Hitler so made a deal with Franz von Papen, current chancellor, to convince von Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor. Von Hindenburg agreed as long as Papen would “babysit” Hitler through being vice-chancellor and to create a more stable government.

1933: Enabling act was passed by Hitler on March 23rd. This gave him ultimate power to make any laws without consent of anyone not even the government: Reichstag. The Nazi party lost the parliamentary election so he had the cabinet help set up the Enabling Act plan. President von Hindenburg agreed to give Hitler this power for only about four years because of Germany's current desperate state. Germany needed a strong leader that could make good decisions fast. Civil liberties such as habeas corpus were suspended by Hitler. He also used his power raid communist offices and arresting
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