Russia was an enormous empire and had over 55,650,000 Russians in it.
The leader of Russia from 1905 to 1917 was Tsar Nicholas II (emperor)
who was ruler of Russia. The Tsar was independent and had autocratic
power, which meant that he shared his power with no one, meaning
Russia didn't have to vote. Before the Tsar was in power the Russian
army performed a war against Japan and lost because their army was
very unequipped and was made up of conscripts (people forced in the
The Tsar had many supporters such as The Nobles, The Church, The
Middle Class, The Peasants and Workers. However he had many people who
opposed him e.g. Kadets, Social Revolutionaries, Social Democrats,
Bolsheviks and The Mensheviks.
Russia was made up of three main groups, which were: -
The Liberals or sometimes called the Kadets. The Kadets were a large
group of middle class people e.g. teachers, lawyers etc. The middle
class people wanted an elected duma (parliament). Their support was
restricted to well educated and wealthy populated towns, as they had
nothing. The political reform offered nothing to attract the support
of the peasants and the workers. These people wanted to share power
but didn't want to get rid of the Tsar.
The Social Revolutionaries who had small support from the peasants.
Once the Social Revolutionaries were in power they would change the
system land of own...
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... I think Lenin was a very important person in history because he was a
good planner, thinker, had ability to write good speeches and send
them to the people in a way that they understood and could relate to.
He was a person who Russia looked up to as an idol because when he
died they changed Petrograd to Leningrad and preserved his body and at
this moment is still there for people to go and thank him for what he
did. I think if it wasn't for Lenin, then Russia would have been in a
worse state at that time. At the start of 1905 Lenin promised that
everyone would be equal, I don't think he achieved that but he did
boost up the industry and agriculture. The best point about him, I
think was that he gave everything he had to the Russian people and
experimented and finally got somewhere with what ever he wanted to
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