What decree aimed to pull Russia out of WW1?
The decree on peace
What treaty was signed by the Bolsheviks to formally pull them out of WW1?
The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
What terms did Russia have to agree to to get out of WW1?
1) Loss of land (along with the natural resources of the land)
2) Payment of 3 billion roubles in reparations
What was the Decree on Land?
Land owned by the Tsar, church and landowners was taken and given to the peasantry
What was the Decree on Workers?
Workers take control of factories and promised an 8 hour working day
What was the Decree on Titles?
This banned all titles (aristocracy) and made men equal to women.
What was the Decree on Nationalities?
More rights for subject nationalities
What was the Decree on Banking?
All banks would come under the Sovnarkom’s control
What was the Sovnarkom?
The leading Bolsheviks how took responsibility for all affairs of the state (including Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin)
What was the Decree on Press?
All non-Bolshevik newspapers would be banned
What was the Decree on Political Parties?
This banned some political parties such as the Kadets
What was the name of the Bolshevik secret police?
What controversial thing did the Bolsheviks do in January 1918?
They dissolved (closed down) the Constituent Assembly (parliament)
Who did the Bolsheviks turn to to dissolve the Constituent Assembly?
The Red Guard and sailors from the Kronstadt
What proportion of seats did the Bolsheviks win in the election?
What proportion did the Socialist Revolutionaries win in the election?
Dissolving the Constituent Assembly made Russia a…
Who did the Bolsheviks murder on 17th July 1918?
Tsar Nicholas II and his family.