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The main causes of the February Revolution were the collapse of the Tsarist regime and the lack of industrialization in Russia.

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Jennifer Vargas Professor Chavez May 25, 2011 Russian Revolution Russia descended into a revolution in February and October of 1917 for multiple reasons. In 1917, most European countries, with the exception of Russia had embraced industrialization for more than half a century. They had been making technological advanced such as the use of electricity, which Russia had yet to begin using. Prior to 1917, Russia was a very agricultural country that had only ?gotten their feet wet? in industrial development. Russia?s political system was outdated. ...read more.

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The February Revolution was an act of pure spontaneity. A series of violent street riots and protests led to the event on February 23, 1917, which was also encouraged by food shortages. Many oppressed members of the military went against the Tsar?s orders to control the demonstrators and joined in on the protests. The army revolted against Tsar Nicholas at this time because they had suffered immensely against Germany in WWI. They lacked food, clothing, weapons, etc. but the Tsar continued to send them back into battle- it was suicide not only for the men fighting but Russia as a whole. ...read more.

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The Revolution affected economics, social structure, culture, international relationships, and industrial development. The July Days consisted of several days of rioting against Germany caused by the aftermath of the June Offensive. The name of this military operation is self explanatory- it offended the Russian army. Sailors marched into Petrograd demanding that the Soviets take control over the Provisional Government. During this time demands for a better economy were made. Food shortages, unemployment, and inflation were deteriorating the county. When Alexander Kerensky, the Prime Minister of Russia until July 1917, appointed General Kornilov as military leader, he believed that they would collaborate well together. In September 1917, the Bolsheviks gained a majority in the Petrograd Soviet, which represented the city?s workers. ...read more.

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