What Were The Important Events That Happened During The February Revolution Of 1917?

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Did you know that several powerful and important countries have had revolutions in their past that define how their government acts and behaves? Like the American revolution, the communist coup in China and, the February and October Revolutions in Russia. The February revolution which made way for the October revolution in the then Russian empire, was all about getting rid of the monarchist Tsars (the title of the current emperor of Russia before the revolutions of 1917) that ruled over Russia who frustrated and starved the people and made way for the October revolution that came later in the same year of 1917. But why exactly did the February revolution happen the way it did? What were some of the important events that happened? And who were …show more content…
Back in Petrograd, a strike at Russia's main munitions supplier, Putilov Munitions Works which limited the amount of munitions that could be sent to the troops fighting on the front lines, further worsening the conditions and exhausting the troops there. Additionally, riots began to pop up protesting the severe lack of food and supplies lasting for several days at a time. On the 8th there were somewhere around 90,000 workers in the streets of Petrograd protesting the current living conditions and situation. After while people who were starving started to turn their anger towards the Tsar and pinned all of the blame on him. The Tsar then called the local Petrograd garrison and asked them to get rid of the rioters flooding the streets, but the soldiers felt more sympathy to the revolutionaries than the Tsar and began to mutiny. On international woman's day more people flocked to the streets of Petrograd intending to overthrow the Tsar. Some of the officials pleaded with the Tsar to institute change but he would not and could not, later when he realized there was no hope of him remaining the Tsar of Russia, he abdicated his throne to his brother, but he refused which then ended the rule of the Tsars in Russia. Afterwards they people made a temporary provisional government to institute change in Russia, but the reforms did not help, and the people looked to the Bolsheviks instead which …show more content…
First off, we have Lev Rosenfeld/Kamenev who was a member of the Bolshevik party, he at first was against the idea of a revolution. Second, we have Alexander Kerensky who was also a member of the Socialist Revolutionary party and someone who was engaged in both the provisional government that was set up as a temporary replacement for the monarchy and Petrograd Soviet. He also served in several positions between the two including a Liaison, Minister of justice, Minister of war, and prime minister. And finally, Nicholas II the last Tsar of Russia. His rule lasted from 1894 to 1917 and would have lasted longer but you know revolutions. Nicholas II was a very paranoid person he was mainly afraid of a too hands-on approach to ruling his government which led to the people disliking

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