May 25, 2011
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Russia’s political system was outdated. In Great Britain, France and Germany, democratic political systems had replaced the ideologies of kings and queens. Citizens were now able to vote. In Russia, however, the Tsar still ruled the nation and did as eh pleased- disregarding the “people’s voice.”