After Nicholas getting forced out of his throne a party called The Mensheviks formed a govern-ment made up of revolutionary’s but failed. The Bolsheviks came right after seeking to enforce Marxism and gain power. The Czar Family were arrested and all killed after a year, The Bolsheviks a more intense revolutionary group took over. This party was lead by Vladi-mir Lenin who believed in the ideas of Karl Marx and Marxism (Stock). Lenin’s First step was to sign a peace treaty with Germany to pull Russian troops out of the war.
When the new minister of war (Kerensky) announced a major offensive, the response was negative among both the civilian and military populations. The Bolsheviks encouraged large demonstrations at home, and soldier refused to fight. It is estimated that there were some 2 million desertions from the Russian army by late 1917. Many of those who deserted took their weapons and their training home and seized land from the nobles. The new government was powerless to stop the turmoil.
This subsequently caused a further disintegration of the Whig party in politics between the period 1783-1815. To conclude, the Whigs lack of political success cannot be blamed on an individual issue. A series of events after the start of the 1780’s led to Whig party splits and a lack of unity. Unity within the party was essential to take office. The French revolution was a major contributor to the Whigs lack of political success as it ont only weakened the party due to loss of members but also due to the exposure internal party problems.
The Extent to Which the First World War Contributed to the Fall of Czardom in Russia Since the 1905 Revolution, the Czardom continued to decline. The insincerity of the Czar, setting up of Dumas, the rise of revolutionary group and so on had created an explosive situation in Russia. In 1914, Czar Nicolas II decided to enter the First World War in order to rise the prestige and gain support from people, however, it was the fatal mistake ever made by the royal family which acted as a catalyst for the February Revolution. Though at the beginning, the Russian seemed to support to enter the war, military defeats the government's incompetence soon soured much of the population. Maladministration and ineffective economic policies hurt the country financially, logistically and militarily.
Ironically the end of the tsarist regime in Russia ended not with the removal of the tsar in 1917, but rather with the implementation of one in 1894. The tsarist regime in Russia fell due to the combined incompetency of Nicholas II as tsar, and the resentment of the people towards a system unwilling to change for them. Although the First World War was the event which set off all of the building tensions in Russia and that the tsarist regime had been in jeopardy for a while. The First World War only served as the finality to the events which ruined the legitimacy of the tsar and finally allowed the peop... ... middle of paper ... ...ently. However this was not the case.
Although Tsar’s weak leadership may have influenced the Russian Revolution, World War I was the main cause of the Russian Revolution because it destroyed the economy, which led to riots and many people sufferings. World War I was the main cause of the Russian Revolution because the famine in Russia led to many riots in the cities. During World War I, Russia was not really prepared, they lacked money and recourses. When the war-ended Russia’s economy was strained, by the war effort, and the famine that had spread. Many people were not able to afford their necessary essentials such as bread, which led to riots.
His son, Nicholas, continued this form of rule. However, under Nicholas I, the citizens had had enough of the conditions they were living in. They revolted. When they revolted, the Bolsheviks came into power. The Bolsheviks executed the czar and his family as well as continuing Russia’s involvement in World War I.
Nicholas’ ultraconservative nationalism led him to oppose all progressive reform and to impose ‘Russification’ on ethnic minorities, instilling powerful discontent throughout the Empire. His disastrous war with Japan in 1904-1905 weakened the regime’s authority, and during 1905 Russia was overrun with immense waves of unrest. Unable to control the growing chaos, Nicholas was finally forced to issue the October Manifesto, creating a legislative Duma and even then it took a policy of brutal repression to slowly restore order and gradually Nicholas II and his government regained control of the situation. Despite this, the majority of problems resulted from the actions of previous tsars. The process of industrialisation was started off by Alexander III and this created the working class which was a large source of opposition to Nicholas II.
The Bolshevik military victory was due partly to the lack of cooperation among the various anti-Bolsheviks commanders and partly to the extraordinary organization of the Red forces after Trotsky became commissar for war. It was won, however, only at the price of huge sacrifice, Russia by 1920 was ruined and devastated.
Although at first it raised national pride and enthusiasm, it quickly drained resources and poorly trained peasants quickly found themselves fighting with no weapons. This war sent over 2 million Russians to their death in 1915 alone. Turning points for the Russian revolution were the March Revolution, the November Revolution and Stalin coming to power. By March 1917, disasters on the battlefield, combined with food and fuel shortages on the front, brought the monarchy to collapse. In St. Petersburg workers were going on strike.