Russian Absolute Monarchy

analytical Essay
1183 words
1183 words

What truly makes a powerful and respected monarchy? The Russian monarchy was not just like any other monarchy in Europe. It was not as fearsome as the British monarchy or as elegant France but, they had their own path that they carved for themselves. The Monarchy was first established as an absolute monarchy in 1721 and lasted for over two centuries. The monarchy was actually one of the last ones in Europe to last as an absolute monarchy. The people of Europe were tired of the power hungry kings and queen that oppressed their supposed people. The first wave of this change was the American Revolution that broke away from the British empire. That change then led to the French Revolution that overthrew the Bourbon family that had left their people …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the russian monarchy was not as fearsome as the british or elegant france, but they had their own path that they carved for themselves.
  • Analyzes how the lack of skill was evident for the russians in war world i. the pain of the war was just the start of reasons that the czar decided to step down.
  • Explains that the revolution of 1905 was a quick revolt that ended in the event called bloody sunday. the revolution that caused the czar to step down started in february 2017.
  • Explains that vladimir lenin was able to get his hands on russia due to the desperation of the russian people in poverty.
  • Explains that the people of russia overthrew the russian monarchy because of its involvement in war world i, the harsh working conditions of the everyday man, and the rise of communist thinking in the young minds.
  • Explains that the monarchy had nothing to brag about in the early 20th century, except the numbers. no matter how hard the army was hit, they could always replace the fallen.

The war where the lack of skill was truly evident for the Russians in War World I. ““Militarily, imperial Russia was no match for industrialized Germany, and Russian casualties were greater than those sustained by any nation in any previous war. Meanwhile, the economy was hopelessly disrupted by the costly war effort, and moderates joined Russian radical elements in calling for the overthrow of the czar” (Russian Revolution). Russia was losing the war but the Czar refused to exit. The people suffered more taxes to support the war in the unstable economy and that warranted change in their eyes. Russian were willing to accept any leader that would get them out of war, which they eventually did. The pain of the war was just the start of the reasons that the Czar decided to step down though the Czar did not really have a choice in the matter. The DUMA, or Russian parliament, took over the government. The people were relieved because they thought the war was over. The DUMA foolishly continued with the war which opened the gates to Vladimir Lenin and his communist ideals to Russia. The defeat of the monarchy and DUMA showed how serious the people were about getting out of the war. Unfortunately for Russia, the war wasn’t the only problem faced in the early 20th century. The people also had to face the working conditions in

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