Katie parry,Megan jessup & Sarah Hoyt

Causes of the Russian Revolution

What were the causes of the Russian Revolution of 1905?

The Russian revolt of 1905 was by the serfs also known as slaves. The serfs requested the Czar to reduce taxes and provide better working conditions. He refused to do so and they revolted against him and his nobles. they also had change in government.

A list of some others causes would be:

The system of serfdom,

The great cost in human lives due to World War 1,

The disparities between social classes.

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How did the various social, political, and economic groups view the Russian Revolution?

Economic causes :any men joined army that there were insufficient numbers to run factories/farms, which led to widespread shortages of food, and working conditions deteriorated so badly that workers rioted and engaged in strikes to get better wages



political causes:

Army's morale was terrible. irritation when Tars Nicholas decided to take direct command of army during WWI, leaving German wife at.


social causes: Need for workers in factories and lack of land for peasants resulted in many moving to cities, which became overrun and living conditions worsened,Vast discontent among Russian citizens,Growing student and intelligentsia political radicalism, inspired by West,Failure of middle class to provide base for liberal reforms to be enacted

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what was the extent of the march and October revolutions

The first world war was the key factor.

The army was badly led and poorly equipped. Russian defeats at tannanburg and Masurian Lakes – the Russians lost 200,000 men – lost the government the support of the army.

The war took 15 million men from the farms and trains had to be used for the war (so they could not bring food to the cities) so there were food shortages and food prices rose, all of which created anger and unrest in Petrograd

The winter of 1916–17 was severe. Food shortages got worse – there was a famine in the cities. http://libcom.org/files/images/library/october_24.jpg

What roles did Trotsky, Lenin, and Kerensky play in the Bolshevik takeover?

During his teenage years, he admired Mikhail Bakunin , a follower of Weiship's principles and a Satanist, who was the driving force behind the initial effort to organize Communism. In 1887, Lieni entered Kazan University, and in 1889 he became a Mason and soon began advocating the philosophies of Marx. He said, "We must combat religion. This is the ABC's of all materialism and consequently of Marxism." In 1891, he passed his law exam. In the early 1900's, he said that socialism could only be achieved by mobilizing workers and peasants through revolution, since trade unionswere not able to bring about any change. http://www.inatoday.com/rus-rev2.jpg