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The Serf Revolution (1850 Timeline)

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  • November 24: The peasants, who have faced harsh treatments for the last two hundred years, rise up against the Tsar and his nobility in what is to be known as The First Call.
  • November 28: The First Call is severely crushed, but with many casualties on the nobility's side as well.
  • December 26: The Second Call comes to be, but unlike The First Call, the peasants, now reinforced with some disgruntled army units manage to hold out in the small town of Novgorod, where they install a fledgling democracy. The first Presiding Comrade is Yuri Antiponov.
  • December 27: A constitution is quickly drawn up. The Constitution
  • December 31: A Tsarist led army breaks through the Novgorodian defences, and occupies two-third of the town. In history this night shall go down as The New Year's Massacre.


  • January 1: The Republicans, as they came to be called, rally up the surviving units, and launch a series of successful attacks on the Tsarist army occupying the town.
  • January 3: The retreating Tsarist Army leaves behind much needed artillery and ammunition. The Republicans have also captured the city of Baksitogorsk, placing them a mere 76 miles away from the Tsarist capital city of St Petersburg.
  • January 15: A new general rises up to lead the Repulican Army (R.A.). This formerly unknown general's name is Alexander Pilul'kin. He shall go down in history as The Blood Drinker.
  • January 20: The Republican border stretches from Perm in the South, to Archangelsk in the North to Ivangorod in the West to Penza, including the old capital of Moscow.
  • February 13: The Republican artillery starts bombarding St. Petersburg. The Imperial Family is evacuated to Murmansk, while the Tsar, Pavel, decides to stay in the crumbling city.
  • March 3: St Petersburg falls, but not before Pavel names his son Alexander as the new Tsar.
  • March 8: Pilul'kin's army is fifteen miles away from Murmansk. The evacuation of the Imperial family is hindered by the blockade of the port by the Republican Navy (R.N.).
  • June 4: Murmansk still resists the Republicans. Meanwhile, the young Tsar has escaped the besieged city and has begun rallying men in the city of Omsk.
  • June 18: Murmansk falls after a four month siege. Pilul'kin does his nickname honor, and wipes the populace out.
  • June 20: After hearing of the massacre of the Murmanskians by Pilul'kin's men, the government under Antiponov strips the general of his rank and title, and declares him an outlaw. Upon hearing this, Pilul'kin assembles his men, and switches allegiance.
  • July 5: Now strengthened by Pilul'kin, Alexander decides to launch a counter-attack.
  • July 6-7: All attacks fail, and many of the disgruntled soldiers flock to the Republican side. Only Pilul'kin manages to pull of a small victory by capturing the city of Yekaterinburg.
  • August 19: The Republicans now control all of European Russia.
  • August 21: The Republicans have passed the Tsarist Ural Strongholds, and have established multiple beachheads on the eastern side of the mountains, that the Tsarist, even with the help of Pilul'kin have a hard time controlling.
  • August 22: After 18 hours of fierce shelling, the Republicans, with the aid of a new armored cavalry unit, something the Tsarist's had never even heard of, broke through the last Ural defences and poured into Asian Russia.
  • September 1: The Tsar has retreated his troops to Nvosibirsk, and raised a new army in Novokuznetsk.
  • October 3: Novosibirsk falls, the Tsar is captured, and after a short trial, hung.
  • November 18: The last Tsarist army, under the command of Gen. Pilul'kin, who had declared himself the new Tsar prior to Alexanders death, is routed.
  • November 30: Pilul'kin is found dead, the civil war is over, and the country can breathe freely again.


  • February 4: The peace is short-lived, as the Grand State of Germany attacked a weakly defended republican fort near...
  • February 16: The Russians successfully defeat the German armies, and advance into GSG's provinces.
  • February 20: After a four day discussion, GSG decides to sign a ceasefire with the Russians.
  • February 22: The ceasefire transforms into a peace treaty, and as a compensation for lives and property destroyed by the German armies. The GSG had to pay a small fine, and had to give up 3 miles of land on their side of the border on the whole border.
  • September 5: After months of discussions, the Russians decide to put extra funding into modernizing their ports and navies, propelling them to the top three naval powers in the World.


  • January 30: Napoleon launches a surprise attack on Russia western border, while Tsarist factions leave Norway, and attack Russia's Northern Border.
  • March 3: The R.A. successfully routs the Tsarist army, and kicks Napoleon out of its territory.
  • March 15: The "War of Liberation" commences.
  • June 8: Allied with the Newly Independent SRR, the R.A. advances onto french held Berlin, Warsaw, Bucharest, and Vienna, liberating them all.
  • September 9: Napoleon I surrenders to the Allies. The Terms and Conditions of the Surrender of Napoleon I to the Forces of Democracy.


Napoleon mysteriously dies. Russia finishes annexation of Siberia.

1814-1844 :

A period known as the Thirty Year Peace, during which:

  • The country is finally linked West to East with a sophisticated crisscross of train tracks.
  • The SDRR becomes one of the world's most industrial countries, behind only the Republic of California, and the Mexican Empire.
  • The SDRR continually launches expeditions to unmapped regions of the earth (such as Inner Africa, the Himalayas, the Pacific Island, etc...)
  • There is a progressive boom in science, literature (and other forms of art), political thinking, and culture.


  • January 15 - March 3: Expedition to the Empire of Katai. Russia gets land grants to the port city of Dairen, later renamed Port Artur.
  • February 4: Alexei Petrovskiy has started his "95 Days around the World" on his Zeppelin "Daria Lyubovna".

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