A small working and middle class began to rise to help industrialize Russia. But a corrupt government made it difficult for Russia to advance. This added to the turmoil. World War I placed a serious hurt on Russia. Although at first it raised national pride and enthusiasm, it quickly drained resources and poorly trained peasants quickly found themselves fighting with no weapons.
Still there was unhappiness: workers demanded better working conditions and increased wages. The Tsar knew their grievances but did not act. On January 9th 1905 the workers and servants marched to the palace where the Tsar and his family lived to protest. They were met with guns, mercilessness and pure brutality. The people of Russia were simply disillusioned from all the casualties and injuries.
The Russian Revolution: As a result of The Disregard For The Voice of the Russian Civilians The Russian Revolution will be forever remembered as a significant part of Russia’s history due to its significant impact on her government and people.It is agreed apon that Russians did revolt against their government because of the deterioration of the overall economic and social strength of Russia. Famine was at an all time high and civilians struggled to receive supplies during World War I to support their families.Simultaneously, the Duma which was part of Russia’s provisional government created after the first wave of revolution in 1905, was experiencing conflict with Czar Nicholas II over what was best for the country. Historians have yet
The peasants blamed the Tsar for not speaking for his people as the peasants felt that he was not doing anything for them Another long-term cause for the attempted revolution was that the government's polices to develop industry, led by Sergi Witte, had disastrous effects on the Russian people. This circumstance was made worse by poor harvests and an industrial slump. The workers and peasants felt that the Tsar was not giving them enough support. At that time, everybody thought that the Tsar was an ineffective ruler and incapable of making important decisions. This is because the Tsar used to personally reply the letters that were sent to him, about complaints, from the Russian people.
This would have made the nobles unhappy and the peasants and workers who took up the vast ... ... middle of paper ... ... workers as they were still being paid. Because of the war the Duma was dissolved in 1915 which meant that the people would have no say in what was going the happen in the war. Becaus Nicholas took over the army he was solely to blame for the massive defeats. While he was on the front his wife was under the influence of Rasputin, to which nobody liked. The war alienated the government from its supporters.
Life in a commune was miserable. Under Soviet policy space for a family of three was not to exceed three-square meters (roughly twe... ... middle of paper ... ...enin had, his early attempts at government were feudal. The plight of the common man was exhibited in the wretched housing system of communes and converted houses. The brutality of the communist rule was apparent in the massive starvation and government raids during the famine of 1918. The tremendous destruction to the economy war communism had on the once great economy of Imperial Russia forever shaped Russian history.
Investigating the first of the long-term factors causing the revolution, it seemed necessary to go back to examine the structure of Tsarist Russia pre-1905 to get a fuller picture. This period posed a problem for Nicholas II. The regime itself reinforced any class divisions from the bureaucracy to the peasants and alienated them even further. As, “the truth is Nicholas was never in touch with the common people. He never knew what it was like to worry where the next meal was coming from.
Economic sanctions didn't work because the main economic powers at the time weren't part of the league. Examples are the Russia and the U.S.A. the difference is that Russia at the end of the league it became a member, but the U.S.A. never became a member congress vetoed the decision to join the league. These were the biggest trade partners of nearly all the countries that's why they were ineffective Some of the treaties it had signed were seen harsh and unfair to many nations. Most members were in the idea that the treaties need amending. This further undermined the league.
Nicholas was determined to rule as harshly as his father; however, he was a very weak and incompetent character who did not posses the qualities capable of guiding Russia through its time of turmoil. It was a time of great upheaval. Peasants were demanding that the land of the great estate owners be turned over to them because there was not enough land to provide food for all the villages. This caused the migration of many peasants to the factories. Russia's industries were beginning to develop and the number of people living in towns was increasing.
The Tsar could not see the unbelievably clear needs of his people, industrial development was at low, weapons and vital minerals were in short supply, workers began to strike, the average wage of a worker during 1917 would not have been enough to feed one mouth let alone a family. The land on which the peasants worked, was not shared out they began to up rise and kill the nobles and aristocrats, he could not give concessions, he wasn’t listening to the Duma he was self centred and ignorant. The people of Russia were beginning to see that other countries without monarchs were much further ahead in modern times, and they were becoming a third world country. The USA and France were undergoing huge economic development and industrial revolutions, and they were under a Republic rule, which as every mess caused by the Tsar, a republic became more and more desirable. Eventually the Tsar was no longer affective, all respect towards him was lost, and the people were loosing patience, the Russian armies were suffering huge losses in the war and worst of all, the Tsar had decided to take all control of his forces so he became responsible for all defeats and every mans death.