Importance Of The Russian Revolution

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In 1917, Russia pulled out of World War I due to an uprising in the motherland. The events that followed were termed the Russian Revolution. It led to the end of a 300-year-old imperial government and the creation of the first communist nation. Despite the fact that the Russian Revolution is called a single event, it was in fact first, a revolution, then, a coup. The first revolution was really a street riot over food scarcity gone out of control. Pressure from the people and Duma, the officially sanctioned parliament of Russia, forced the Tsar, Nicholas II, to abdicate on March 2, 1917. This was called the February Revolution because Russia followed the Julian calendar, 13 days behind the one used in all other countries. The Duma then instated …show more content…
Unfortunately, farming practices in Russia were extremely outdated and ineffective. Due to this, more farmers needed to farm more land for less food. This means that fewer workers were able to move away to work in the factories. Also, this would lead to many food shortages coupled with the under developed transportation systems; Russia had inadequate roads and few railways. These conditions would only worsen when World War I started. What little transportation Russia had turned to moving arms and military goods, former farmers were taken to the front lines and food was further split between the army and the citizens. The importance of this can be seen in the February Revolution that began as a simple street riot over the scarcity and high prices of food. Despite the antiquated and inefficient agriculture production, the Tsar began to industrialize urban centers in the 1890 …show more content…
The citizens and people of Russia had already begun to feel unrest and dissatisfaction even before the beginning of World War I. The war simply made worse the already bad conditions and converted the last remaining people loyal to the Tsar. The true reasons for the Russian Revolution were the backwards-agricultural industry, the growing industrialization of urban centers, and an inept imperial

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