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was bloody sunday the prime reason for the 1905 revolution

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BLOODY SUNDAY WAS THE PRIME REASON FOR THE 1905 REVOLUTION? The events of Bloody Sunday were without a doubt an important part of Russian history as it exposed the spiralling problems the tsar faced, and the hurt of the people. The events of Blood Sunday only aided in aggravating the people and opposition as well as stimulating revolution. But yet on the other hand I still do not believe this was the prime cause for the 1905 revolutin. There are various reasons as to why bloody Sunday may have not been a prime reason for the 1905 revolution; for the reason that there are a range of long and short term causes for the march such as the ill treatment of workers and oppression through serfdom, the Russiffication of Russia that eventually led up to what was the bloody Sunday march, this brings to light the question whether the 1905 revolution would have occurred without the events of bloody Sunday. However the events of bloody Sunday helped to bring publicity to what was the worsening political and social situation in Russia in addition to tarring the image of Nicholas the II. So to a certain extent bloody Sunday did play a part in the 1905 revolution however I still do not believe bloody Sunday was the prime reason for the revolution. ...read more.

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The abolition of serfdom created more problems for the monarchy as redemption dues were introduced which ensured peasants would stay in poverty. Peasants also had to buy their own land since they were not provided with any. The emancipation of the serfs and the introduction of redemption dues lead to peasants travelling to the cities to find work where they ended up living in squalid conditions. These living and working conditions caused the bloody Sunday march. So to say that bloody Sunday was the main reason for the 1905 would be a mistake as many factors which could be seen as individual causes for the 1905 revolution lead up to the bloody Sunday march. This would however show the significance of the events of bloody Sunday in leading to the revolution, as people had not yet revolted because they still felt it was not the tsars fault for their suffering moreover he was still viewed as their 'little father'. The protest was merely to present a petition but the events that occurred may have triggered revolution as the results of bloody Sunday involved widespread disorder and strikes in the cities and eventually spread to the countryside. Consequently bloody Sunday may have not been a prime reason for revolution but one of many triggers of the revolution. ...read more.

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have resulted in mass rebellion, the massacre in which civilians were killed again tarred the tsars reputation thus painting a poor portrait of the tsar in the eyes of his people. The events of Bloody Sunday undoubtedly played a major role in the 1905 revolution. I still can not see it as being the prime reason for the revolution as events leading to the revolution were occurring decades before the 1905 revolution. I can understand why it would be perceived as a prime reason for the revolution because it happened so close to the actual revolution. I however believe it was a trigger for the 1905 revolution but not the main cause for the revolution as I believe the revolution occurred because of the lack of reforms. This is because when reforms were made the revolution ended; this would suggest that the revolution purely took place purely because of the people's want of reforms. The events of Bloody was a cause for the 1905 revolution but not the prime cause, however the importance of the events in relation to the revolution are key as I feel the revolution would have not taken place with innocent people being killed on the 'orders' of the tsar thus inciting aggression and resistance thus leading to eventual revolution. Timothy Omacar 12AM ...read more.

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