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The Tssar's fall from power.

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Question Three Was any one reason from the list more important than the others in the Tssar's fall from power. (12 marks) Answer Three From the list given, there is no one clear factor that is more important than another is. It is difficult to pinpoint one factor as "the most important". I think this is because they are all linked in one way or another. Romanov misrule was certainly the factor that was rooted deepest into Russian history (from about 1616). Ever since then there has been economic hardship among a huge proportion of the Russian people, because of its social structure. I do not think that I can truly say that Romanov misrule is the most important reason for the fall of the Tsar, and the March 1917 revolution. If it was more important than all the others, why did the revolution not happen earlier? The answer is that it was enough on its own, other factors became apparent and contributed to the bad atmosphere in Russia, and the bad attitude towards the Tsar and his family. ...read more.

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and Rasputin (an immoral, religious peasant), many situations arose. The Tsarina would not work with the Duma, and dismissed many able ministers. Therefore, no proper organisation took place concerning food, fuel and other supplies. The railway system fell into chaos and trainloads of food were left rotting. Many male peasants were conscripted into the Army and therefore there was a shortage of farm workers and less food was being produced. Many factories closed so industrial goods were in short supply. As food shortages increased, prices rose, leading to starvation and strikes among the factory workers. As the news came to the Russian peasants that many soldiers were left unfed and badly equipped, more uproar arose. Many Russians did not even know why they were fighting in World War I. Although the others were not less important factors than World War I, they did not set off the Revolution. World War I was a trigger of the March 1917 Revolution, making all other factors more apparent. ...read more.

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* Without social and economic hardship, would there have been a revolution? * If Rasputin had not been involved, would there have been a revolution? * If there were no opposition groups, would there have been a revolution? * If World War I had not occurred, could the peace of Russia have been maintained? In all honesty, there is no way of saying which one is more important. They all contributed in their own way to the violent revolts among the Russian people during the 20th century. In my opinion World War One was the main trigger and the Romanov misrule was the main long-term cause. I am quite sure that if the autocratic system of government had been abolished before the 1900 there would have been a different social structure and economy. It is not for me to say whether it would have turned out better than an autocratic system. For the same reason, the number a strength of opposition groups could have been different and the influence of Rasputin as well. The Russian Revolution History Coursework July 2001 Camilla Marcus-Dew 10.4(3) Page 3 of 3 The Russian Revolution History Coursework July 2001 Camilla Marcus-Dew 10.4(3) ...read more.

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