With the coinciding of a revolution on the brink of eruption and the impacts of the First World War beginning to take hold of Russia, considered analysis of the factors that may have contributed to the fall of the Romanov Dynasty is imperative, as a combination of several factors were evidently lethal. With the final collapse of the 300 year old Romanov Dynasty in 1917, as well as the fall of Nicholas II, a key reality was apparent; the impact that WWI had on autocratic obliteration was undeniable. However, reflection of Russia’s critical decisions prior is essential in the assessment of the cause of the fall of the Romanov Dynasty.
...of World War I hampered those efforts as all resources and manpower was being devoted to the war effort taking an enormous toll on the newly formed working class. As they began to suffer from famine and poor working conditions they began to grow angry with the Empire that ultimately lead them to revolt against the Tsar. During Tsar Nicholas II he made many mistakes that led to the demise of the Empire. Taking command of the Army during World War I and leaving the Tsarina in charge proved to be a horrible blunder. Rasputin was able to influence decisions that Tsarina made angering many citizens and politicians in the Duma. In a last ditch effort to save the Empire Nicholas II failed to act and as a result he payed with his life along with his family. Although, brutal the Russian Revolution was it was needed for the nation of Russia to advance itself in the world.
Before World War I Russia’s economy was already deteriorating; however World War I escalated the economic problems. Before the war began Russia had lost lots of money in the Russo Japanese war. The country was still very fragile. The people were barely getting by. The food supply was low; Russia still had not recover economically. By joining a war Tsar Nicholas II worsened the situation, shown by the fact that “[t] he country’s political and economic problems were greatly exacerbated by the war. Many factors included the militarization of industry and crises in food supply- threated disaster on the home front” (War and Revolution in Russia 1914 – 1921). Russia was already in a fragile s...
Russia's overthrows and shortage caused revolutionary upheaval and massive inflation, which led to deprived infrastructure. During World War I, Russian society naturally caused great dissatisfaction among the serfs. As the revolution wore on, numerous reform and Tsar Nicholas II, a ruler, tried to change Russia's social structure and government. Among the masses, there was discontentment with Russia's social system and living conditions. Laborers worked and lived in horrendous conditions, which played a crucial role in aggravating the condition of workers and peasants. As a result, peasants starved and Russia’s armies were overpowered on the battlefield because much of its terrain was occupied by enemies. Hence, Imperial Russia was a catastrophe. Some scholars believe that despite the Russian empire's undeveloped economic, social, and political weakness during World War I, Russian empire's economic and social advances occurred decades before World War I, which shows that World War I was not a crucial reason of the Russian Revolution. Although a reason of the Russian Revolution was possibly Tsar's deprived governance because of his misconduct towards inhabitants, the main cause of the Russian Revolution was World War I because The First War demonstrated poor infrastructure in the Russian government politically and economically.
When the war first began in 1914 the tension between the Tsar and his people eased immensely from the extreme burst of patriotism. In the early stages of the war Russia’s efforts were met by success but by August 1914 Russia had started its decline. By the fall of 1915 Russian forces had been completely driven out of Poland and in September 1915 the Tsar decided to appoint himself as commander-in-chief of the Russian Army. This meant that the performance of the Russian Army now completely reflected back on Nicholas II himself. Not only was there trouble on the Eastern Front but the war was causing trouble on the home front as well. Russia’s National Budget rose eightfold between 1913-1916, financed out of higher taxes, loans and borrowing from allies Britain and France. In order to maintain the war effort the Russian government started to print more money causing inflation with prices rising over two hundred percent between August 1914 and Christmas 1916. The huge loss of life and military humiliations undermined domestic support and in 1917 Russian government was facing a massive crisis and you can see how this seriously took a toll on the Tsarist regime.
The Romanov Rule in Russia The Romanovs had ruled Russia since 1613. When the last tsar of all,
In the wake of the Russian Revolution, the problems of housing, food, and employment became the most trying to the average Soviet citizen. Although successful as a revolutionary, Lenin’s policies wreaked havoc on the Russian economy. This ineptness in governing exacted a harsh toll on the Russian people. Housing infrastructure crumbled under a wave of urbanization. There was a desperate shortage of food caused by World War One and many starved but perhaps the worst of all was the state of the Russian workforce. Many of the factories once owned by the tsar were destroyed. Businesses were hindered by government regulations on production and trade. Under the steely gaze of Lenin, Russia crumbled, but through fear and government intervention the communist state continued.
There was two maps, one was in the 1900s and before both of the World Ward and the second one was after both of them ended. Before the wars stared Russia was a capitalist country and lived under the rules of the government, but after the world wars ended Russia was no longer the same. It had been drained from about 1.7 billion troops and now was now under some new leaders. It also did not help that all of the people that were fighting for their country had a strong belief in there government. This is bad because Russia was a Prime example of a Communism and now that had been lost along with a ton others in war. They would never be the same after the wars because Bolsheviks had unleashed major forces on Russia and after the Bolsheviks had announce that they were the new leaders. Losing a power house of communism like Russia is a huge blow to the growth and spread of
...he Russo-Japanese War. Despite the changes, Russia remained technologically inferior to the rest of the world. It was due to its great resources and population that Russia was able to compete with the other world powers in war and in commerce. Russia did not have the succession of leaders that supported industrialization like Japan did. Therefore, Russia, with Alexander II as czar, made few reforms to encourage industrialization. It was only through the multiple peasant revolts that Russia began to change. Both of these nations experienced changes in government, an increase in economic strength and transportation, and radical changes in the structure of the social classes.
After the war with Japan, anti-tsarist feelings greatly increased, for the soldiers wanted peace. WWI also increased anti tsarist feelings, for the people did not achieve anything from fighting, there were great losses on battle front, living conditions became worse, and soldiers did not receive any rights after returning from the battle. After the soldiers returned from consecutive wars, autocracy was not able to control the country, and the rich and noble were not able to maintain their power. The relationship between the average citizen, and the rich and noble, reached an unbearable state because, neither workers nor peasants had any rights, and they were not allowed to make any political decisions.