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Why there were two Revolutions in Russia in 1917.
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Why there were two Revolutions in Russia in 1917
Problems in Russia in the early nineteenth century were growing, and many of these factors contributed to the revolutions of 1917.
In 1904 Russia went to war with Japan over the control of Korea and Manchuria. This was supposed to be a war, which Russia would win easily, and it would increase the popularity of Nicholas the second and stop criticism towards his government. However, Russia suffered a terrible and humiliating defeat to Japan.
Following this defeat was unemployment and food shortages in Russia. This caused much upset of the Russian population, and led to a semi-revolution in 1905.
In March 1917 the situation in Russia was extremely bad. Workers were desperate for food and political change. 40,000 workers went on strike for higher wages and the people overthrew the Tsar.
The Tsarist system was that of complete control. The Tsar had complete control over the country and also over the Orthodox Church. This meant that all the important decisions were made in St Petersburg, and many Russians felt that this was done without consulting the rest of Russia. Nearly 90%
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