To What Extent Does the Impact of the First World War Explain the Outbreak of Two Revolutions in Russia in 1917?

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TO WHAT EXTENT DOES THE IMPACT OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR EXPLAIN THE OUTBREAK OF TWO REVOLUTIONS IN RUSSIA IN 1917? The debate here is whether the First World War was the main impact of the outbreak of two revolutions in 1917; various other reasons considered are the Tsar’s lack of ability to rule, economy and land issue. The main reason however, for the two revolutions is in fact the outbreak of the World War One, as this issue is the root that led to all these problems as a result. Russia entering the World War One had an effect for the two revolutions in the manner that it brought all the social class tensions of Russian society to a boiling point. Although it has obtained some successes at the beginning, the dramatic changes were not far away. Russia was badly equipped and led; the army suffered a run of disastrous defeats as well as the rail way signalling system breakage of food transportation, causing blocked lines and trains being abandoned, over 200,000 men were found dead. Food riots broke out in Russia’s countryside and major cities. Because Russia was receiving supplies and support from their European allies the provisional government refused to pull out of the war, and began announcing new offensives. Loyal army has been replaced with around 15 million peasants, the army had sympathised with workers and themselves along with the navy began mutiny against a government they had no wish to fight and die for with the Bolsheviks rioting. In addition, the peasants could not plough, sow or bring harvest as the young men were of fighting in the war. And they were still heavily in debt after the freeing of the serfs – they had to buy their freedom over Fifty years, and many were still serfs. The situation in the countryside caused problems in the cities, because of lack of harvest they were starving, and in the army the peasants in uniform wanted to go back to
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