How Far Was Wwi Essentially Responsible for the Downfall of the Romanovs in 1817

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How far was WWI essentially responsible for the downfall of the Romanovs in 1817? For years tension had been brewing due to many different aspects of life in Russia, like the personality of the Tsar, the inconsistency of the Duma and general weaknesses which prevented Russia in becoming a successfully developed and industrialised country. However other factors such as abandonment of the Tsars traditional supporters and the First World War would be considered very influential in building upon the social discontent and already existing issues which eventually lead to a consequential revolution as well as the end of Tsarist rule in 1917. Nicholas II, son of Alexander III, abdicated his throne and his haemophiliac son’s, who was too ill to serve as Tsar. The throne was then passed onto his brother Grand Duke Michael who refused, thus ending the Romanovs 300 year old rule over Russia. Russia is a country in which climate and geography are more than influential to its success, not just in economy but politics and social satisfaction. With Russia being the largest country of the world, stretching from the Baltic Sea in the West, all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the East, it was one of Europe’s Great Powers in the late 19th century, yet in fact the country’s size created certain significant weaknesses. The vast land with limited or in some places no transportation hindered communication not just between major cities or villages but between merchants and traders across the country. Russia’s severe weather conditions and harsh winters such as that in 1916 caused many famines disrupting agriculture which provided grain to feed civilians and export for traders. As grain was a major contributor to Russia’s economy any disturbances in the business would cause an overwhelming issue for the country. Despite the country having a large amount of natural resources such as iron
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