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Tsar Nicholas II, I am writing to you regarding the state of Russia. he main issue is the that the majority of people living in Russia want is a more a fairer and equal society

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July 1903 Tsar Nicholas II, I am writing to you regarding the state of Russia at current. I know you're an autocratic ruler and please do not take this letter in the wrong way. I'm not trying to tell you how to rule Russia. Over time I have noticed a significant matter which has become more and more of a bigger issue. The main issue is the that the majority of people living in Russia want is a more a fairer and equal society but as under the way you are ruling this isn't happening in their eyes as you have employed a lot of the nobility and rely on them. You haven't realised the poor life of the majority of people living in Russia at the moment who are known as the peasants. Over time I have seen the life of the peasants and the average age of a peasant is only 40 years old because of the poor quality life. The way they live is a huge consequence to why they live for such a short period of time. ...read more.


The women earn only around 7 shillings and for children 3 shillings. This is a terrible wage. Just think comparing this to your wage it's a huge difference. Imagine if this was you, its no wonder they can't live long because they are working so much but getting paid so little. It gets them nowhere. They live without food at times because of the huge taxes that they have to pay! To add to this you know Cotton threads have to be spun at less than 70�F, The air is full of dust which leads to many cases of Chest and Lung diseases and loud noises made by the machines are damaging the workers hearing. I don't know if you've realised the harsh things the children have to do. They are forced to crawl into dangerous and unguarded machines where sometimes the outcome would be that there fingers would get stuck in the machine. One person I spoke to told me that they had seen an iron bar forced straight though the cheek of a girl. ...read more.


This is highly supported by the peasants. Social democrats - Mensheviks they also want to lose you as they don't want autocracy and want more equality, in order to get this they need to get more people which gets more power. The Bolsheviks who were also part of the Social democrats but are now there own independent group want to lose you but they want to keep the group small in order to get a good plan. As you can see from the above groups different things are wanted. This is purely because of the state of which Russia is in. They want change because they don't think you are running the country the way they like. They all want equality. So that the peasants the middle class, the nobility and the workers no longer have these names but are all equal. The peasants believe this will make Russia a better country. The middle class want a greater democracy just like Britain has. Imagine if you were in there place, wouldn't you want the same thing? We have already had strikes, demonstrations and protests. What will this lead us to next a revolution? ...read more.

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