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.
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. Under Communism, housing and quality of life changed tremendously in Russia.
The Russian Revolution Made a immense change for the best for its people. The Everyday sadness of the people of Russia grew as the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. With World war l taking place and Russia being involved many Russians were being killed by the Germans. Millions of casualties and starvation all across Russia caused the Russian people to become frus-trated. Under the control of Czar Nicholas II the people were hoping for a change.
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... ... middle of paper ... ...ould change but all the hopes were destroyed by all the money the war required. The peasant was unable to handle the fact that their leader was letting them die at war or of starvation. They saw no more hope they were in a need of change. The Russian revolution was the peasants just taking care of themselves.
This is often known as the start the public hate for the Romanovs. The people of Russia had become extremely angry with the government due to the lack of public services, the plummeting of wage and millions of deaths that were happening in an unwanted war. Obviously this led to protests and riots like in March 1917, 200,000 protesters in the capital even though Nicholas ordered the military to subdue the protests but they joined the protesters and fired shot in the air. A few days the later protesters gained control of the city which is the start of the 1917 Russian revolution. Nicholas was cornered into abdicating the throne since he had no longer any control on the country even though he thought that he could somehow regain control again.
Here are some of the events that led up to the 1917 revolution in more detail. In August 1915, the Tsar left Petrograd to command the Russian army. He therefore received the blame personally for all their defeats and lost control of his troops as he left Rasputin and the Tsarina to rule Russia. His army also consisted of millions of poor, starving peasants with bad equipment, poor supplies of rifles and ammunition. In 1916, two million soldiers were killed or seriously wounded, and one third of a million taken prisoner and the civilian population were horrified.
This government was filled with liberals and moderates. The new government lasted barely six months before the government was overthrown and replaced, this time by radical socialists. "This group, known as the Bolsheviks, struggled to keep their power by suppressing dissent and eliminating their opponents" (Llewellyn, 2012) The Bolsheviks also began planning Russia’s transformation which was from a backward economic state organized on medieval principles into a modern industrial and technological superpower. "This transformation alone made the Russian Revolution one of the most significant events in modern history for all countries" (Llewellyn, 2012). The rise of socialism in Russia changed the ... ... middle of paper ...
There were food shortages. Russia lost territory. People who did not oppose the war because of political sentiments opposed it because they saw it as a disaster for the Russian people. By the end of 1916, the Russians had lost more than a million men and continued to lose major battles. Nicholas II removed his second cousin as supreme commander of the army and took control himself in late 1915.
During the late 19th century everyone including the nobles were deep in debt because of the failed attempts of land reform. The final straw that really made the citizens of Russia to side with the Bolsheviks would be during World War I where even with their suffering economy they decided to go to war.
At the end of the 19th Century, over 36 million Russians were threatened with starvation due to the famine of this time, and the government appeared to be doing nothing to rectify the situation. Their slow and clumsy reaction suggested that they were incapable of looking after their people, and that they did not care. The government ... ... middle of paper ... ...as the turning point, since the Russian people had previously not held the Tsar to account for their problems, blaming instead the officials. Bloody Sunday caused the people to see that it was really Nicholas who was to blame, since he was the autocratic ruler and had the power to change his country. Since the Nicholas held absolute power, he can therefore also be held to account for all the other issues facing Russia, since he was unwilling to allow the reforms which would have appeased his people.