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    Tsar Nicholas II’s poor leadership made the people lose faith in him, and therefore lose faith in the Tsarist regime, resulting in anarchy and revolution. Nicholas was unprepared for the difficult situation he was put in as Tsar, and he was totally unequipped to deal with it. Founder of Spartacus Educational and former history teacher John Simkin states, “Nicholas inherited from his ancestors not only a great empire, nut also a revolution. And they did not bequeath him one quality which would have made him capable of governing an empire. Or even a country" [Simkin, 1997] The system needed reform, but he was unwilling to limit his power at all, for the sole reason that he thought it was his duty to pass on his full and complete autocratic powers…

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    decided that they'd had enough, and after two revolutions, Russia became the Soviet Union, which, in case you haven't already figured out, is not ruled by a czar. February Revolution The February Revolution started on March 8, or February 23 using the Julian calendar, which Russia did. On March 8, demonstrators stopped working in Petrograd (st. Petersburg) and demanded bread. By march 10, almost every worker in Petrograd stopped working. Factories started electing councils. On march 11,…

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    but the tsar was blinded by his family concerns. Podbolotov describes that by 1917, the irritation of the Tsar was at new heights. A group called the “progressive Nationalists” had entered the Progressive Bloc leading up to 1917, joining the opposition. The tsar’s “faithful people” began to rise up in opposition for the good of society, and this as well became more universal among monarchists. Though there were some that still remained loyal to the regime, the vast majority sympathized with the…

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    why Russian civilians rebelled against Tsar Nicholas Iain 1915, Tsar Nicholas II too complete control of Russia. He was not the ruler the people hoped he would be. By 1917, most Russian civilians lost hope in him, which led to the February Revolution which happened after World War I. The Russian military continued to face humiliations. People could not take any more of Tsars continuous disappointments, which was affecting the Russian nation. Eventually, the Tsar was abdicated on March 2, 1917,…

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    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…

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    “The leadership of Tsar Nicholas II and the public perception of the Empress Alexandra was the single greatest cause of the Russian Revolution. Discuss.” These are my research questions and haven't joined them so they flow yet sorry The citizens of Russia were getting restless in their everyday lives, questioning not only their government but getting increasingly frustrated with their situation. On the 12 of March 1917, the president of the Duma (nobility parliament), telegraphed the tsar…

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    The State Duma

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    The State Duma The State Duma was a branch of Russian government that was founded to head peace negotiations as a consultative branch and was unsuccessful due to its aristocratic ties to the early fifteenth century. The original State Duma was demolished in the seventeen hundreds and was revived in 1906 after the crisis of 1905. It was a corrupt branch of government that was relatively ineffective on account of Tsar Nicholas II and his ability to veto any legislation passed up by the Duma…

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    Tsar Nicholas’ reputation among the Russian population was heavily damaged after a humiliating succession of defeats in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-1905. In addition, at that time unrest and discontent with the government’s policies reached their height when there was a strike of all workers and an attempted revolution against the government. People were demanding constitutional reforms and a more democratic Russia. Furthermore, the guards of the Winter Palace killed workers who had…

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    “The revolution happened because I didn’t kill him in time to stop it” Felix Yusupov How far did the political and personal influence exerted by Rasputin lead to the downfall of Tsarist Russia?  General information on this topic Nicholas II of Russia was the last emperor of Russia (1st November 1894 to 15th March 1917). His reign saw the dramatic fall of the imperial Russian empire. After the Febuary revolution of 1917 Nicholas was forced to abdicate the throne. In 1918, Nicholas and his family…

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    How well did Tsar Nicholas II rule Russia in the years 1906-1917? (50 marks) Nicholas ruled Russia abysmally in the years 1906 –1917. He did not understand that his country needed to reform politically if it was to industrialize. He granted reforms after the 1905 revolution to decrease social unrest and bring his country back in control, however, he failed to commit to reform. The economic growth from 1906-1914 created a healthy economy, which created more jobs and opportunities, however, this…

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