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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.

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