How Far Was the First World War the Main Cause of the Weaken of the Tsar’s Rule Between 1914 and 1917?

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How far was the first world war the main cause of the weaken of the Tsar’s rule between 1914 and 1917? The First World War was responsible for the downfall of the Romanovs in four main ways. The loss of support to the battlefield, the war crippled the Russian economy, has a political impact on Russia and last but not least, through the war, Russia experienced great military humiliations. Firstly, the poor internal communication prevented the support to the battlefield such as agricultural workers and horses to the army. In addition, the takeover of railway lines of the army thwarted food, armours and weapons to reach the army quickly. In Moscow only, they have been receiving 2,000 railway wagons of grain per month in 1914 but until 1916, it had been cutting down to 300 wagons. This was not enough to feed people in the city per day. This resulted in the people of Russian become irritated and take part in the strike forcing the Tsar to abdicate. Secondly, the economy of Russia was awfully damaged. By Christmas 1916, 15,3 million men had experienced military. The cost of fighting the war and of maintaining such large army support crippled the economy. In order to pay for the war, government printed more money, leading to prices rising over 200% between 1914 and 1917. Which meant that Russian people can’t afford essential goods while their increase in wage can’t compare to the increase in prices. Therefore, the food shortage drove people to take part in the strike in Petrograd. Thirdly, the First World War had a huge political impact to Russia. A huge number of people needed help at war, at first, some organisations did play a support role but being an autocrat, the Tsar was unable to incorporate these groups and political parties into its war effort. With the resentment against the government, like the food shortage, a large number of people in Russia decided to
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