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  • March 1917 Nicholas II
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    Why do you think the Tsar's power crumbled so swiftly in March 1917 Nicholas II ruled Russia from 1894-1917 and was to be its final tsar. He ascended the throne under the impression that he would rule his whole life as it's undisputed leader. Accompanied by his wife, Alexandra, they lived a comfortable life of luxury while the country suffered around them. Nicholas was determined to rule as harshly as his father; however, he was a very weak and incompetent character who did not posses the qualit...
  • Tsar And His Family Russia
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    The Fall of Winter Palace Czar Nicholas IIs reign lasted twenty-one years and ended with the Bolsheviks seizing power. However, from the very start of Nicholas rule, fate was not in his favor. For a long time Czars have ruled Russia with power all in their hands. The society that the Czars have created was society extremes and deep poverty. While the Czar and his family lived an aristocratic life, the people of Russia were living a nightmare. The last Romanov family lived in the palace. Their fa...
  • Shortage In Railway Transport
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    The administrative system of the Russian government has deteriorated greatly. The present government has lost the will power and confidence to carry on with this war at a successful rate. All Russians long for a more confident and able power to rule Russia at this moment of war. At the moment Russia needs a very strong leader to have authority over it. An organised managerial structure over the military would help immensely but disregarding Russia^s currents military status, the Tsar Nicholas II...
  • Tsars Grip Over Russia
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    Bloody Sunday was the day when all the tensions that led to and began the 1905 revolution came together. By 1903 the activities of the parties that were opposing the government combined with the appalling conditions in which the working class people lived led to demonstrations, strikes and protests. The ministers of the Tsar warned him that Russia was on the verge of a revolution. The government attempted to deal with the problem were not very effective. It relaxed its repressive and censorship ...
  • Long And Short Term Causes
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    Explain How Long And Short-term Causes Contributed To The March 1917 Revolution 2) Explain how long and short-term causes contributed to the Bolshevik Revolution. (10) In March 1917, the situation for the Russians had become desperate and the workers wanted political changes as well as food and fuel. In Petrograd (as St. Petersburg had been renamed to avoid any German connection), 40,000 workers went on strike for higher wages and the people and troops overthrew the Tsar. The Romanov dynasty was...
  • Relationship Between The Russian And Orthodox Churches
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    The Effect of the Russian Orthodox Religion on the Cult Orthodox Christianity has had an immense effect on the culture of Russia. The adoption of the Orthodox faith from Constantinople by Prince Vladimir in 988 introduced cultural influences that profoundly affected the Russian consciousness. As the people embraced Orthodoxy it developed a uniquely Russian flavor and rooted deep in the fertile Russian soul. Orthodoxy had a major impact on politics, art, and nearly every other aspect of Russia's ...
  • Important To The Tsar's Downfall
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    Although some of the causes of the Tsar's fall from power seem more important than others, it is hard to choose a most important cause because each cause links into another, which leads into another. However I have come up with two causes which I think were the most important in the downfall of the Tsar. One was a long-term cause, the foundations of all the other causes, without which the country would not have been in such a bad state. The second one is a short-term cause, which tipped the bala...
  • Tsar Aware Of The Opposition Parties
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    How did the Tsar survive the 1905 Revolution? Introduction Controversy surrounds whether or not the revolution was a "dress rehearsal" for the 1917 revolution or a missed opportunity for Tsar Nicholas II to consolidate a constitutional monarchy. This dissertation will focus on the survival of the Tsar, as it is ultimately an open question whether he would have saved the monarchy. The dissertation will also reveal that in the Tsar's heart was more in reaction than reform. This coursework will sho...
  • Reform The Tsarist System Of Government
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    "Nothing short of war could have any impact of the Russian system of government". How accurate is this of the Tsarist system of government from 1800-1917. The Russian Tsarist system under the Romanov's was extremely resistant to change in all forms. Reforms were brought in only to preserve and little improvement resulted from these reforms. In this essay I will attempt to examine whether or not war had any impact upon the Tsarist system of government, and whether or not war brought about any cha...
  • Tsar A Challenge
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    Before 1917 in Russia there was one supreme ruler with full autocratic power, there were no elected policies by law and the tsar was seen to have been put into his position by god. Between 1894-1917 the tsar came under pressure generally not suffered by any of his predecessors. The opposition came from four main sides; The government and reform; the actual character of Nicholas II hindered his time in office, for example his outlooks on situations meant he did not trust a lot of his advisors, he...
  • Great Discontent In The People Of Russia
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    The Bolsheviks did not seize power they merely picked it up It is true to say that the Bolsheviks did not seize power but rather picked it up. The process that ensured their seizure of power is known as the Russian Revolution. This brought an end to 300 years of rule by monarchical, the Romanov dynasty. "The Bolsheviks were too numerically weak to overthrow a properly run government. What they did have was ambition, determination and a strategy to rise to an empty seat of power". They were eager...
  • Pg 77 Web Ibid
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    Folklore are tales shrouded in mystery and mysticism, often depicting a time and an era long since dead, but there is a story of a man, not to long ago which entertains all the traits of a tall tale. Nobody in recent Russian history commands as much villainy, sainthood and mystery as the charismatic and often elusive Gregory Efimovich Rasputin. This saint who sinned # played a constructive role in the disruption of the Romanov family, the political upheaval of Russia and the eventual fall of the...
  • Tsars Of The 18th Century
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    How absolute were the 18th Century Tsars When asking how absolute a monarch is, we need to pay attention to the groups of people that surround that monarch. The aristocracy, the church and the army all played an important part in the running of an 18th century state, and without the support of these powerful elites, it is arguable whether or not the monarch in question would have had the opportunity to be absolute at all. At the beginning of the 18th Century Tsar Peter the Great was in power and...
  • Orthodoxy And Nationality In Russia
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    Power. To most people, being in complete and total control is not a vital necessity in their everyday lives. Having some influence is gladly welcomed, but having absolute power over millions and millions of people is not the top priority on their "to do" list. Sadly enough, there are those who believe that having authority is as essential to their lives as oxygen is to the human body. These power-crazed maniacs often rule nations and command armies, unlike your everyday Joe. Plans to take over t...
  • Tsar And The Autocracy
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    Russia enjoyed a relative peaceful period under Tsar Alexander II, with the obvious exception of the Crimean War of 1854-6. His Great Reforms of the 1860's which had seriously overhauled military service and abolished serfdom had still failed to produce any serious kind of power sharing proposal. The autocracy was on a path that could only lead to the end of the Romanov dynasty with the assassination of Alexander II and the rise of Alexander and his son Nicholas II. When Alexander died in 1894, ...
  • The Feelings Of Resentment Against The Tsar
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    Historians have long argued whether the events of 1917 were due to a build up of tension between the Tsar and his people over a long period of time or whether they were due to the cataclysmic events of the years between 1914 and 1917 and the consequences that Russia felt because of these. But first, we need to establish what 'stable' means? One can define 'stable' as 'firmly fixed or established; firm in character' which in this context means whether the Russian system was carrying out its purpo...
  • Revolution In Russia In 1917
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    The Russian Revolution began in 1917 and ended in 1920. It was a conflict between the Bolshevik government of Russia and anti-Bolshevik forces supported by troops from several other countries including Canada. I'm not sure if any of you know who the Bolshevik people are. First of all Bolshevik means "majority" in Russian. They were members of a communist party. The Russian revolution is a name for two events which are: the 1917 February Revolution which overthrew the Tsar and established a democ...
  • Russian Empire Of Tsar Nicholas II
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    Was size the most important reason in making the Russian Empire of Tsar Nicholas II so difficult to rule in the years before the outbreak of WWI? The size of Russia was an important factor as to why Russia was so difficult to rule, but there were more further reasons that can be used to show the difficulty in ruling Russia in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWI. Russia was an Autocracy. This meant that there was an automatic leader who was unelected, and only one person was in full contr...
  • Last Tsar Of Russia
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    Nicholas II would be known as the last tsar of Russia. He had to abdicate in 1917 when enormous riots broke out and spread all over Russia. Many people disliked him because he ruled Russia as an autocrat. Democracy was nothing the tsar encouraged and he wanted to "let all know that I, devoting all my strength to the welfare of the people, will uphold the principle of autocracy as firmly and as unflinchingly as my late unforgettable father" (1), and that spurred anti-tsarist feelings among peasan...
  • Tsar Of Russia
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    Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia in 1894-1917, can be deemed responsible for the advancement of Russia's revolution in the early stages of the 20th century. It is due to his views on Government, cultivated by his lack of intellect that created a situation in Russia ideal for a revolution. His intelligence and views on government influenced his personality, adding to his many flaws as Tsar of Russia. It is through his incompetency that the development of a revolutionary situation in Russia occurred. O...

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