Rise of Authoritarian State - Stalin
After WWI, the people of Russia were suffering. Many lives were lost and the people of Russia blamed Czar Nicholas II for his poor military's decisions. Soon, in St. Petersburg, workers and citizens began to riot against him. After he tried to return to Petrograd, the Duma had turned on him and prevented him from even boarding the train. The Duma had built their own provisional government and Nicholas II was forced to step down. This condition affected the topic of the Russian Revolution by how Czar Nicholas II had failed and disappointed his people during WWI, after the war his people were suffering and they wanted Nicholas II gone, his poor leadership skills is what ended up causing this revolution between his people and him.
During WWI, men were sent to the front lines and fought. Food had to be sent and those who were well enough to work were also sent into war. Russia lost a lot of food and workers during the war and left many people starving. The price for food had also gone up. With this, the workers demanded a 50% increase on their wages in order to be able to purchase food. This relates to the revolution by how, as stated above, the economy began to weaken and many people were starving and in need of help. The people of Russia had tried, but after WWI things had fallen apart and something had to be done, which is when they began to protest against Czar Nicholas II.
As the economy fell, so did the environment. Many people stayed outside their homes trying to get what they want causing the streets to overfill. The environment became much different as many people went on strike and tried to get Nicholas II out of the Monarchy. The Russian Revolution had left many people who were in need of aid. This is related to the revolution by how much the environment had changed after WWI, people roamed the streets and riots began. The conflict between workers and the police was present and many people were just everywhere.
What happened between the two revolutions?
February Revolution - 1917
Bolshevik Revolution - 1917
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"Duma | Russian Assembly." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2015. <http://www.britannica.com/topic/Duma-Russian-assembly>.
This site was also helpful, a little harder to look for certain information but still gave important detail about the revolution.
"CK-12 Foundation." The Russian Revolution of 1917. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2015. <http://www.ck12.org/user:c2ZkcndoaXNAc2Zkci1jaXNkLm9yZw../book/SFDRCISD-World-History/r2/section/14.2/>.
This site had a lot of information and detail written in it, it came quite useful but was a little too overwhelming with the information.