1905 Russian Revolution Analysis

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Introduction : Identification & Evaluation of Sources

The goal and purpose of this historical investigation/research is to try and answer the testable question “How far was the failure of the Russian army in the Russo-Japanese War responsible for the outbreak of the 1905 Russian Revolution?”. In order to answer this question, the researcher will need to acquire knowledge from many different sources in order to find answers to the many problems that Russia faced prior and after the Russo-Japanese War and how it affected them. Sources such as the Naval War College Review by Yoji, Koda, excerpts from The Journal of Economic History, a blog entry from the New York Times, and other articles for factual information on Russia prior to the war and after will be used when investigating the testable question. These sources are not only been written by experts, but also have shown to express both sides of the argument. One source is the excerpt taken from the “Naval War College Review” which was published in the spring of 2005 by Yoji Koda, a Japanese naval officer, retired Vice Admiral, academic writer and senior scholar (fellow) at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.This article examines the primary
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Not only were the highest class landowners suffering, but the peasants were as well. The nation’s agriculture was not meeting the international standards when compared to other countries. The land was not refined and food scarcity was a major problem such as the famine in 1902 where “one hundred peasants died of famine prior to the revolt”. Besides that, many peasants were tied to village communities, and mirs, which “assumed communal control of the community’s arable land” even after the Emancipation of Serfs Act in 1861. This joined with the Russo-Japanese War leading to the opposition of Tsar Nicholas II and eventually the outbreak of

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