Factors That Lead To Russian Revolution In 1917

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Charlie Papamichael
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Mr. Jones
International School of Zug and Luzern

What main factors lead to the uprising in Russia and then to revolution in 1917?

What main factors lead to the uprising in Russia and then to revolution in 1917?

There were two revolutions in Russia in the year of 1917, but the main focus was on the revolution in February, 1917. The revolution starred on the 22nd of February, 1917 with a large protest against the low wages . Throughout the revolution the Duma and Tsar Nicholas started to lose power of the people and their own loyal soldiers and the revolution ended on the 27th with the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. The working and living conditions were the main cause of the Russian Revolution in 1917. From research
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Their working conditions were as bad as their living conditions or even worse. The workers were faced with lots of problems whilst working at the factory such as no government control over child labour, they had long working days with little rest, the machinery would be unguarded, there was brutal discipline, they were paid almost nothing and because trade unions were illegal they could not rise up to create change. Source 10 on page 303, is a political cartoon drawn by opponents of the Tsar who were exiled. The cartoon demonstrates the Tsarist system of government and it mocks the different roles of each type of people. In the cartoon the workers are at the bottom of the pyramid which means that the rest of the system depends on them, because without them the industry would collapse and everyone would struggle. From previous research we know that the workers earned very little money, which means they were not being paid for all the work they were actually doing. The workers were obviously unhappy with their conditions which was the final spark for the russian revolution in February, 1917. (Walsh,

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