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What Caused The 1905 Revolution?

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What Caused The 1905 Revolution? In this essay, I will explain the following question, what caused the 1905 Revolution? This took place in Russia, in the time when it was ruled by the Tsar, Nicolas II. On 22nd of January, 1905, thousands of working class protesters, from all parts of the capital, led by Father Gapon, all came together to the Winter Palace, many holding a picture of the Tsar, showing their respect for him, they came to the Winter Palace to submit a petition to the Tsar. Unexpectedly, troops were called out to attack the crowd. Uhlans and Cossacks draw their swords and also fired bullets, as they attacked the innocent crowd, which only wanted the Tsar to reduce their working hours and also increase their wages. ...read more.

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It ends with the following words: "Sire, do not refuse aid to Thy people! Demolish the wall that separates Thee from Thy people. Order and promise that our requests will be granted, and Thou wilt make Russia happy; if not, we are ready to die on this very spot. We have only two roads: freedom and happiness, or the grave." The bloody Sunday is considered to be the trigger of the 1905 Russian revolution, as after the Bloody Sunday, the grand duke Serge Alexandrovich was assassinated, this produced a manifesto by the Tsar which took place in February 18th, many workers went on strike, and also the duma was introduced and the October Minifesto. ...read more.

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The Social Democrats, were supported mainly by the working class, they sorted problems by violence as a huge amount of Okhrana (Spies) weee killed. The Kadets were supported by the middle class, and wanted democracy. There were long term causes, such as the living conditions for the peasants and the Working class, but they did respect the Tsar, as they would have a portrait of the Tsar up on their walls, but ordinary people lost respect for the Tsar after the event of Bloody Sunday. People suggested that Russia wasn't being ruled well, to back this up, there is evidence with the war with Japan and Russia, as Russia lost which was a shock to all Russians, as Russian people thought that Russia would defeat the Japanese very quickly. ...read more.

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