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Why did the 1905 revolution not lead to the downfall of the Tsar when in February 1917, it did?

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?Why did the 1905 revolution not lead to the downfall of the Tsar when in February 1917, it did?? The 1905 & 1917 revolution showed the resentment among the whole Russian population of the Tsarist government but the 1917 revolution was the only revolution which was able to lead to the abdication of the Tsar. Although there were many reasons which caused the downfall of the Tsar such as the fact the Tsar was incompetent and didn?t listen to his ministers? advice towards Russia?s problems. ...read more.


many of the opposition groups were executed and thousands fled into exile (including Lenin, Trotsky) however the February Revolution in 1917, many of the original members of the army were killed so the army was made out of conscripts so the members were workers or peasants so they had experienced the incompetence of the Russian officers and the lack of military direction from the Tsar. So the when February revolution started, many refused to fire the protestors and joined the revolution themselves. ...read more.


Also continuous defeats and loss of territory continued to affect Russia as there were badly trained officers & generals which were appointed because they supported the Tsar not because of their ability towards the army which revealed the failure of the tsarist government because it caused economic, social & military problems within Russia. Another reason was the Tsar?s actions. The 1905 revolution saw the Tsar declare an October Manifesto which caused the end to the revlolution as he gave the Russian civilians what they wanted. ...read more.

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