Who overthrew the last Czar of Russia?

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In 1917 the last Czar, Nicolas II was forced to abdicate his throne.  A Provisional Government was established until a leader could be chosen.  In October of that same year, before a leader was chosen, a second revolution occurred.  The second revolution was led by Vladimir Lenin.  Known as the Bolsheviks and inspired by Karl Marx, Lenin and his followers took control of the young government in a near bloodless coup.  Nicolas and his family were killed by the Bolsheviks after the October revolution.  The Soviet Union was established.

It wasn’t long before Stalin took control of the country, essentially by killing everyone who may have opposed him, including Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky.

Here are some key dates during the Russian revolution.

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