Russian Revolution Causes

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The Russian Revolution was perhaps one the most important events of the 20th century; it cannot be doubted that it had a massive influence on social ideologies and world history. The Russian Revolution, known today as a bloody and chaotic revolution, was characterized by the friction that existed between the citizens of Russia and Tsar Nicholas II. In 1917, two revolutions swept through the country, ending the imperial rule that existed. In March, the February Revolution erupted and forced Nicholas II to abdicate. The Provisional Government was created and established, however, it was later overthrown by the Bolsheviks during the Bolshevik Revolution, where they took over several buildings in Petrograd and created a new government. Many people …show more content…
The people claim that the great loss that the country suffered in the Great War was what led the citizens to rebel since they were unsatisfied with how the country performed and unhappy since they were suffering. This claim can be given merit because if Russia would have never participated in the war, the citizens would have never suffered. However, even if Russia would have never participated in World War I, the country would still be unsatisfied with the Tsar due to his poor leadership skills, which still remained. According to his claim, Thomas Earl Porter said, “In this view, if the disasters of World War I had been avoided, Russia might have followed a peaceful course to a prosperous future” (“Russian Revolutions of 1917”). Although the fact that if the disasters of World War I had been avoided, they would have caused less trouble for the Russian citizens is true, this prevention would have not changed the fact that Nicholas II was still in power and that he had the ability to do with Russia whatever he wanted. Therefore, World War I was not the primary cause of the Russian Revolution because even without its existence, Russia was still in danger of being the center of a civil revolution since the man that ruled it was incompetent. No matter what …show more content…
If this tsar would have never been chosen to as leader during the early 1900’s, perhaps a revolution would have never started and Russia would have never suffered as much as it did when he was in power. It is true that having millions of casualties in a war like World War I was something hard Russia had to face, yet even this wasn’t the main thing that enabled the Russians to start their own revolution. Every war has their own causes that led to it, yet there will always be one that stands out the most -- and in this case it was the Tsar of Russia’s weak

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