• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The collapse of Tsarism.

Extracts from this document...


The collapse of Tsarism came from many different directions I am going to use the books "Lenin's Russia" and "Russia revolution and counter revolution" to try and find out the main cause of the collapse I am going look at the short term causes and the long term causes. In February 1917 there was a revolution the people of Russia thought it was a spontaneous outbreak by an exhausted population not planned buy freemasons or Bolsheviks, there was also the view that the February revolution was neither wanted nor expected. It was also uncontrolled and not manipulated by the political leaders and for the most part the opposition politicians were caught of balance by the February revolution. ...read more.


Also the effects of the war were having a big effect on the downfall of the Tsarist collapse. There was a statistic that states Russia lost in the whole war more men than any army which ever participated in a national war approximately 2,500,000 died during the war. There was also the fact that there was not enough weapons, ammunition to go round the soldiers and some of the soldiers where having to go and get weapons off dead people laying in no mans land. There was also the poor links between the front line and the cities so supplies and food supplies could not get to the army forces. This was all putting pressure on the Tsar. ...read more.


He did not listen to his people and he believed firmly in autocracy and that was a mistake because the people need to be listened to and they need to be able to express there view on how the country is run. He also made mistakes in how he used peasants and how he didn't allow them to make enough money for themselves also the conditions in the factories and the way the people were working very hard and very long hours for the money they paid. So I don't think the Tsar could have prevented the Revolution unless he changed they way he ran Russia which he didn't do and was then force to abdicate. ?? ?? ?? ?? Josh Brewster ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Russia, USSR 1905-1941 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Russia, USSR 1905-1941 essays

  1. How convincing is the argument that WW1 was the main factor in the collapse ...

    When Russia entered into WW1 the vast majority of peasants were still fighting for their individual land. But it was not a mere desire for land that constituted such a powerful political incentive; the peasants believed they had a right to the land as they had maintained and worked on it.

  2. "To what extent was World War One the main reason for the downfall of ...

    goes on to point out that the Tsar had too much power, which he exploited. Wood is definitely not favourable in his view towards the last Tsar. Nicholas's wife Alexandra and Rasputin also exemplified some of the ills of Tsarism and alienated the aristocracy, the traditional supporters of Tsarism.

  1. Explain Rasputin's contribution to the collapse of Tsarism

    close to Rasputin there was even rumours of them having an affair which would certainly mean he would have some influence (over the tsarina anyway) and she did mention his views and opinions in them. Which the tsar would have read and this could have influenced his decisions.

  2. The fall of Tsarism in Russia.

    An event that shows Tolstoy the Pessimist might have been right was Bloody Sunday. 500 demonstrators were being led by a priest but later shot at by Tsar Nicholas II's troops. While the Tsar was in power, people could not have a peaceful protest without fear of being killed.

  1. How Successful Was Roosevelt’s New Deal?

    The 'New Deal' did stop the depression fro getting worse but Roosevelt did not 'go the full way' as he reduced Government spending in August 1937 (see above). He did help farms and homeowners to stay in their property with Government aid and he introduced social security to many Americans.

  2. Which of the following factors was the most important in the collapse of Tsarist ...

    got overtime which many did to try and bulk out the already meagre wage. Conditions in the factories were terrible. There was a tremendous amount of noise, dirt and accident rates were very high. They were very akin to the conditions that Britons faced in their Industrial Revolution when factories were in their early years.

  1. Which of the following views best explain the fall of Tsarism of Russia?

    This can be shown by Source 7.It shows the assessment of an historian about the Tsar's position in 1914. The source tells us that Russia and the Tsar would not have suffered as much pain if the war had not occurred and that the Tsar would always be in a

  2. Investigate the changes that took place in Horsforth between 1700 and 1900

    If Horsforth was a industrialised town after the Industrial Revolution(which we are trying to prove) we will probably find that some streets would have been name after post-Industrial Revolution ideas. 6. Graveyards The graveyards give us a good idea into the population of the village and the markings on tombstones

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work