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Why was the 1917 Revolution of Russia successful?

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Why was the 1917 revolution so successful? On 15th March 1917 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia officially abdicated from his position of Power. The Tsar had survived a revolution in 1905 but yet just 12 years later this autocrat had lost his authority. This essay will explain why the 1917 Revolution was so successful at removing the Tsar from power. It will also explain most reasons why Russia hated the Tsar. Even before the attempted 1905 revolution, there had been trouble brewing in Russia. For example the peasants were suffering starvation and illness because of the poor living conditions and Dismal income. ...read more.


Unfortunately, the Duma did not really change the way Russia was ruled as the Tsar had placed too many limitations and rules on the way that they operated. The Tsar had also fixed it so that none of his opposition's parties could run for parliament, so that only his supporters could get elected. A major turning point in making the 1917 revolution successful was Russia's involvement in the 1st World War. During the war, as most of the more experienced officers and soldiers died Peasants, Working Class and Aristocrats had to fill the positions. Because of this the Wives and children of the peasants had to work the land and look out for themselves, because of this they were earning less money and were also having to work harder. ...read more.


By the begging of 1917 many Russians no longer supported the Tsar. For example there were increasing numbers of strikes in all the major cities such as Moscow and food shortages meant that ques of starving people were standing in the streets waiting for bread. This made them feel extremely angry towards the Tsar because it seemed that he was doing absolutely nothing to help. The Main Reason the revolution was so successful was more than likely due to the Tsar's arrogance and in-capability to care for the people of his country. This is the main reason because, if you have a poor leadership people are not going to put up with it and will stop at nothing to seek fairness and peace within their country for their sakes and everyone elses. ?? ?? ?? ?? Nathan Merryweather Russia Question 2 06/03/2009 ...read more.

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