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The Russian Revolution Was Ultimately Caused By Bad Weather

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'The Russian Revolution Was Ultimately Caused By Bad Weather.' How Far Do You Agree With This Assessment Of The Causes Of The 1917 Russian Revolution? The Russian Revolution in 1917 was a major turning point in history for the Russians. There were many causes leading up to the revolution however, was the main one bad weather? On the one hand, bad weather was extremely important. Without the bad weather, many other causes would not have occurred. There was no coal in the winter of 1915 and so the harsh conditions of the weather, hit the civilians with a massive blow. This angered them, and soon their anger was directed towards the Tsar. Bad weather also iced over the railway lines in 1916. ...read more.


However, on the other hand, there also many other factors which caused the revolution. Firstly, there was World War 1. Russia's performance in the war was terrible. Their shocking defeats lowered the morale of both the civilians and the soldiers. This low morale was not helped by the fact that the war left drastic effects upon the people. There was no weaponry to use and so prices were raised on foods such as grain and wages were lowered. Farmers and workers were turned in to soldiers and so there was little food to be had and many factories closed down. This was awful for those who weren't involved in the military as it meant that they were out of jobs. ...read more.


Hunger was still a big problem throughout Russia as results in the war were not improving and many countries from whom Russia imported food, were not giving them any anymore. Workers striked in Petrograd and so the Tsar ordered soldiers to shoot them. The soldiers however, were also fed up with the Tsar and so instead of shooting the strikers, they instead shot their officers and joined the demonstrations. As a last resort, the Tsar attempted to enter Petrograd to smooth over the situation however, the train he was on was refused by workers and so he never reached the city. With all this in mind, Nicholas eventually abdicated and the people had won. Overall, I do not agree very far with this assessment as there were many other causes of the revolution and I think that they all were as important as each other. ...read more.

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