Some peasants left to work in the cities as the Tsar wanted Russia to be an industrial power, however the living conditions there hardly improved, which matched their dreadful working conditions. This poor treatment is what led to the 1917 strikes that helped force the Tsar to abdicate from the throne. This was an important factor in bringing down the Tsar because with so many people opposing him (over the years, because of food shortages and war failures, they were supported by women and army members, and the number of workers on strike rose to 250 000), he had no choice but to give up. However, I believe there is more causes behind this so I wouldn’t label it the most important factor of the Tsar’s abdication. Russia’s poor performance in WW1 played a very significant role in bringing down the Tsar too.
The second outcome of the revolutions was that the countries were dramatically changed, two great powers were stopped and communist leaders eventually took over in the two countries. Russia and China both shared similar goals in that they both wanted a new form of government and leadership. Russia’s ruler was Tsar Nicholas II which ruled Russia for more than three centuries. China’s ruling dynasty was the Qing Dynasty. Tsar Nicholas II wasn’t much of a good ruler for Russia; he ignored the fact that Russia wasn’t doing so good and overlooked the industrialization and nationalism that was occurring throughout Russia.
China falling to communism caused great fear to spread across America as they worried Japan would be next in line to adopt the communist ideology. Due to the defeat of the US-backed regime in China under Chiang Kai-shek, the most populous nation had passed under the control of Communists, led by Mao Zedong. This event caused a wave of terror over the US as they were worried that due to the domino effect, Japan would be next to fall to communism. This would have caused the US to involve themselves in the war as Japan was under the USA’s control and was a key power to the US due to it being the main production line of US military jeeps and was of huge economic wealth. It was believed by Truman that if Japan fell to communism ideology then America would follow shortly after, which is something that brought great fear to Truman and American citizens.
During the revolution, members of the imperial parliament gained control of the country.The army leadership felt they did not have the means to suppress the revolution and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. It is argued that the social and economic factors were the most important catalyst and the main cause of the revolution. Others may argue that the military factors were the downfall and breaking point of the country. Although the military factors were important and did play a huge role, the social and economic factors were perhaps the more important reason. The military issues perhaps would not have escalated the way they did if it was not for existing social and economic problems at home.
Petersburg had the largest army in Europe, Russians still lost the war. One of the reasons for the loss on the Russian side of the Crimean War was the poor transportation, the Russians simply couldn’t get there supply’s to the troops on the front lines. Another issue was their poor industries. They couldn’t make their weapons or clothing to the same degree that the other side was because they had not yet partaken in the industrial revolution. It’s funny because the reason they went in to war was one of their major downfalls in losing the war.
There were many factors that created a base for the reformist groups to flourish at that time in Russia which in turn created a Revolution. Alexander III was determined to upkeep Russia’s image as a major European power, unlike his father; however he was a conservative, believing that his father’s reforms were a mistake and took to reverse them as much as he could. The counter-reforms initially may have looked like a success due to the period of stability during Alexander III’s reign; however with the Revolution a few years later it seems to be that the counter-reforms were not as successful as they may have seemed. The political oppression resultant of these counter-reforms meant Russia politically was behind its major European counterparts, whilst England and France by now had a form of democracy, Russia was still being ruled by total autocracy, and this increased the resentment against the government and added to the growth of reformist groups. Because of the political structure in place in Russia at the time, without a revolution the only way change was possible was from the Tsar being willing to change things, the Tsar was not willing and he clearly demonstrated this through the counter-reforms, leaving an angry population
Americans did not know who to trust anymore. People were dying due to false accusations of innocent people being Russian spies. "Germany and Hungary's communist movements were failing, which reduced the worldwide threat of communism"(Schwartz, Richard A.). The expectations of the revolutionary threat and the defeat of capitalism was not coming to realization. Although the Red Scare ended just as quickly as it began, it changed the lives of the
At this time Britain was extremely frustrated because the German Empire had taken control of the sea, the strength that for a long time belonged to Britain. The naval force was something that they wanted back, and therefore entered the war. It did not look very promising for either France or Britain since Russia, the German Empire and Austria-Hungary (who were the largest nations at this time) cooperated. However, since the new German emperor Wilhelm II did not care about the alliance, things went wrong. Austria-Hungary declared war with Serbia on 28 July in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June in 1914.
Write a very short narrative which describes the end of the Russian Monarchy. The 17th July 1918 was to be the final chapter of the Russian Monarchy; however the demise of the Monarchy cannot simply be attributed to one factor. Many believed killing the Royal family was unnecessary, even from a Bolshevist perspective, thinking they could have merely been allowed to flee and seek political asylum in Britain as Nicholas II was Victoria’s brother-in-law. One extremely important factor of the demise came when Tsar Nicholas II signed an act of abdication on March 2nd 1917, resulting in the 300 year old dynasty of the Romanovs effectively coming to an end. Less than two weeks earlier, the prospect of such a dramatic outcome had seemed remote and unlikely.
Jefferson had hoped that the lack of American supplies might force Britain and France to make peace. The Americans suffered from the embargo more than Britain and France did. Unemployment came to a rise. American merchant sailors weren’t getting any income and their ships rotted at the wharves so they lost their jobs. In the year 1807, when the embargo was passed, the total exports for the United States was $108 million.