Tsar Regime In The 1905 Revolution And The 1917 Re Essay

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Tsar Regime in the 1905 Revolution and the 1917 Revolution Thesis: Many factors contributed to the survival of the tsarist regime in the 1905 Revolution and its downfall in the 1917 Revolution. The factors that helped its survival in the 1905 Revolution included the passing of the October Manifesto,the negotiation of peace with Japan, and the control of the army. The factors that contributed to its downfall in the 1917 Revolution included the continuation of Russian losses against Germany in the First World War, shortage of bread, and the incompetence of Nicholas ll as a leader. Direct Comparison: While the Duma was used to appease the rebellions during the 1905 Revolution, the Duma during the 1917 revolutions joined the rebellions. First Paragraph Analysis: The 1905 Revolution included worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. Bloody Sunday was a massacre on Jan. 22 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar were gunned down by the Imperial Guard while approaching the city center and the Winter Palace from several gathering points. The Duma: central legislative body, had very little power, passed laws could be vetoed by the tsar at any time. Potemkin Mutiny: In June 1905, sailors on the Potemkin battleship, protested against the serving of rotten meat. The captain ordered that the ringleaders to be shot. The firing-squad refused to carry out the order and joined with the rest of the crew in throwing the officers overboard. October Manifesto: Led to the granting of civil liberties to the people: including personal immunity, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association; a broad participation in the Duma; introduction of universal male suffrage, uncensored newspapers and a decree that no law should come into force without the consent
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