The Russian Revolutions
The March Revolution
The October Revolution
Wheel of Revolution
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution. ~Vladimir Lenin
Peaceful and Violent Protests
The second and third parts of the wheel of revolution, Peaceful Protests and Violent Protests, are the ones that I find to be the most instrumental in a successful and efficient revolution. First, the peaceful protests came in the form of a demonstration for bread. This protest stemmed directly from the injustice of the lack of bread. The protests’ size were helped by the massive amount of striking workers, in the Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Before, the striking workers were specifically from the industrial sector, but eventually on March 10th the strike gained momentum when all of the workers in Petrograd joined in. As a result of these new found numbers, the strikes began to take a turn for the worse leading eventually to, Violent Protests. These protesters wrought destruction over Petrograd, including decimating many police stations throughout the capital. The day after this happened, March 11, the help of the army garrison that was stationed in Petrograd was enlisted. In some cases the garrison opened fire on the protesters, but they continued to protest. Eventually, the number of protesters overtook the garrison and on March 12th, many regiments of the garrison defected to the side of the protesters.
Moderate and Radical Changes in Power
Connection to Wheel of Revolution
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