Causes Of Bloody Nicholas: The First Russian Revolution

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Source A shows a painting based on a terrible day in St. Petersburg January 9th, 1905. Analysing this painting, we can see the lined-up palace guards, many firing at the protestors while they collapse, and scramble for safety. Bloody Sunday started an attempted revolution for great change. This protest ended in a catastrophe and gained Nicholas II the name; ‘Bloody Nicholas’ due to his palace guards opening fire on the protestors upon confusion and chain reaction further impacting the lives of Russians. Such an event where Nicholas wasn’t around would give a terrible nickname. This day, triggered an outcry for better conditions. Ongoing strikes and riots around the country which would persist for many months. Nicholas had to bow to pressure …show more content…
Germany would go to war against Russia in August 1914, a Nation still underdeveloped with its economy and technology (RUSSIA IN WORLD WAR I, 2018), which would all lead to a major disadvantage that would cripple the empire. Peasant starved and froze, all while husbands were off to war through drafting, struggled to look after children. This had a negative impact over the army itself and Nicholas who did nothing more but gain unwanted views by Russians at home. Nicholas took over command at the home front in 1914 lead to terrible defeats which by 1915 eight hundred thousand men slaughtered and left one hundred thousand men to be prisoners of war. Nicholas would receive all the blame for his unorganised, ill equipped, low morale and rebelling army. All these factors were so significant, high in numbers and would lead to a losing, unforgiveable and negatively viewed war and …show more content…
Tsar, Nicholas II at the brink of the 1905 Revolution after months of rioting, protesting and disorder ran amok. Nicholas II would finally promise the formation of a Duma and a National Parliament which would have a Prime Minister elected, by the people of Russia. This would allow the people and the government to have what was thought to have some power and for the people to participate towards the nation. This would give one main and important need to in particular, the peasants who made up the population of Russia and would give more rights and freedom which was the main reason for the 1905 “revolution”. This satisfied the Russian people enough to gain a halt on their outcry and unrest, enough for the Tsar to regain control of Russia, the main purpose of this tactic. (THE OCTOBER MANIFESTO,

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