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Why were there two revolutions in Russia in the year 1917?

February overthrew the monarchy. It was commonly known as the 'February Revolution'. The February Revolution involved a series of uprisings by workers and peasants throughout the country and by soldiers, who were predominantly of peasant origin, in the Russian army. Councils known as 'Soviets' led many of the uprisings; ultimately, they led to Tsar Nicholas II's downfall and the setting up of a 'Provisional Government' (who were basically the old Duma). The second revolution of 1917 took place in October...

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Compare and Contrast the Causes of the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions in Russia

Nicholas II succeeded in remaining in power, stabilizing the situation, only thanks to various concessions. However, his continuing to rule harshly and unwisely brought him to be forced to abdicate in the February of 1917, signing the end of the Russian monarchy. The leaders of the Duma and the Petrograd soviet, a committee which represented the lower classes, came to power exercising a Dual Authority in a provisional government, turning Russia into a multi party democratic republic. The two revolutions...

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Economics: Reason for Downfall of Tsar Nicholas II

into war by the Germans with the interests of protecting Russian economic trades in the region and also to support France since they kept important commercial relationships and this was one more reason for the Tsar to join war. →His country wasn’t ready for such a long war and they were already harmed by the loss of Port Arthur in eastern Russia, from where they received a big part of their supplies. War stagnated and weakened the Russian economy to such extent that they weren’t able to sustain...

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Alexander Guselnikov

possessed a threat to Britain’s vast empire as it was the only country to have a navy nearly the size of England’s. Obviously the British felt threatened by this and formed the alliance discussed previously. As you can see without this case the Alliance system would have had less effect on the war. Not only did this factor create friction but it also created a parallel cause. Imperialism however, is also connected to this, Imperialism is when a country wants an empire, and the best way of doing so is...

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In Class Simulation July Crisis

Simulation - The July Crisis 1914 URGENT - JULY CRISIS TELEGRAM Europe on brink of war Immediate Conference of Great Powers to Convene On 26 July 1914 Brussels, Belgium On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated while visiting Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Serbian nationalists. The Austrian government blamed Serbia for harboring terrorists and sent the Serbian government an ultimatum that Serbia rejected. This set into motion a series...

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Russian Population Trends

Russian Population Research Project By Tom O'Donnell 1. Natural Characteristics affecting population Distribution (Arizona 07) Population distribution is heavily affected by natural characteristics such as rivers, mountains, lakes and forests. A lot of people tend to live where there are pleasant living conditions and/or conditions that suit themselves. Flat, easy accessible, build-able and agricultural friendly land always attracts people. To establish towns and cities there is a number...

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“It was the system of tsarism that was totally weak and would have collapsed under any leader”. To what extent do you agree?

educated, narrow in intellectual horizons, a wretchedly bad judge of people, isolated from Russian society…[with a] lack of grasp of the realities of the country”. The power given to him by the tsarist system lead him to make poor decisions that weren’t challenged by his appointed advisors. For example he had lead Russia to many defeats such as the Russo-Japanese war in which it took months for the Russian naval to arrive at Korea only to be defeated in 24 hours; a huge disappointment to the nation...

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Study Chapter 26

Taiping Rebellion draw his followers? Pg. 602 Peasants, Slaves, Women, religious people, 2. Even though they were not colonized by European powers, why did both China and the Ottoman Empire go into decline in the 1800s? Pg. 603 They contributed to all of the political movements that were growing apart and other empires were better (Timeline Pg. 604) 3. What were the years of Muhammad Ali’s reign in Egypt? _1805-1849_ 4. What were the years of the Opium War in China? _1839-1841_ 5. What were the...

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To What Extent Would You Consider the Failure of the Provisional Government and the Success of the Bolsheviks in October 1917 to Be a Direct Consequence of Russia’s Involvement in World War 1?

became aggressive and uncooperative. The Russian people likewise to the soldiers were tired of dismal living conditions and they too quickly lost sight as to why they were involved in such a war and wanted to see an ultimate end to it. Another key aspect of war that allowed the Bolsheviks to prosper was the two different ideologies that the liberals and Socialists held. The Liberals were convinced that the war should continue and allow the Russian empire to expand whilst the Socialists were in...

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How far was World War 1 the most important reason for the collapse of Tsarism in 1905-1917?

on Russia’s Political state. In 1915 Nicholas II as Tsar toke power of the Russian army, this had a huge effect on the outcome of World War 1 on Russia. Despite this, the collapse of Tsarism could be blamed on different factors of Russia, such as the civilians; the percentage of peasantry in Russia was extremely high, not only the percentage but also the conditions of peasants was awful. Before World War 1, the Russian political state was extremely corrupt and fragile. Nicholas II held absolute...

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