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Becci Pearce 10EMS The difficulties the Tsar faced in Russia from 1900 until 1914 There is no doubt that the tsar faced difficulties in the years leading up to the First World War. These difficulties can be divided into political and social and economic problems. In terms of the political problems the Tsar faced, there was the fact that he was an autocrat not listening to anyone else's views on how the country should be ruled that was his main downfall but he wasn't interested in running the country; he was more of a family man neglecting the needs of the people to spend time with his family. This made Russia feel like as a country they were not being ruled (another downfall of the Tsar's behalf of his autocratic ruling). ...read more.


He was considered the 'little father' because he was considered the head of the Church and the only head of the country. The event of Bloody Sunday in January 1905 killing an incorrectly recorded amount of people claiming it was only a few hundred but more likely too be thousands. People only wanted to get a petition to their leader so that they could represent their views and state to their leader that they are unhappy. The Tsar issued the October Manifesto that he promised to enforce a parliament or Duma elected by the people, civil rights, and uncensored newspaper and the right to form political parties: but the Tsar didn't keep to his promise. ...read more.


There was a great divide between rich and poor people because they were socially divided. They were either middle and upper class or peasants who supported the whole country. Many people lost out when Stolypin came into parliament. Some went to Siberia but found that land was already taken. This meant there were peasant families having to suffer because they could not grow the food to eat. After 1910 the average wages had decreased to below the average wage of 1903. Consequences this led to was the Lena Goldfields massacre of strikers protesting about the working conditions, low wages and the working day hours (5.00a.m-7.00p.m). They clashed with troops and many workers were killed. This massacre had the same effects of Bloody Sunday. This started more and more workers' protests. ...read more.

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