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Russian Revolution in March 1917

(1) There where many reasons that led to the fall of tsarism in march 1917. One of them was tsars’ incompetence and the fact that he was incapable of finding effective ministers, or of supporting those he appointed. He listened not to the Duma’s advises but to his wife, friends and favorites. One friend was Read More

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Causes of the Russian Revolution of March 1917

Before the war started, economically, Russia started to improve. In the late nineteenth century Russia experienced a great spurt in industrial production, as the government feared that Russia would no longer be a great power in the world if they let their industry slide. Coal Production in Russia rose from 3. 2 million tons to Read More

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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Tsarist system was extremely resistant to change in all forms. Reforms were only brought in to preserve, little improvement resulted from these reforms. This made the Tsar’s government ineffective. Reform was needed within Russia to improve the country in economic and military terms. However while the Tsar maintained absolute power, improvement was near Read More

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Given time Stolypin’s work might have saved Tsarism

The 1905 revolution showed that the social and economic structure of Russia was changing; this would necessitate a change in the political structure and if it wasn’t addressed could destroy Tsarism. The Tsar took this as a warning and began to build on the relationships he had with his people. The October Manifesto of 1905 Read More

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What triggered the Tsars fall

Many in Russia would argue that it was the catastrophic impact of war coupled with the failure or the Tsar/Tsarina to embark upon the problems created by involvement in World War One that triggered the Tsar’s fall. Nevertheless it is fair to say that discontent among the Russian people had been growing for several years. Read More