Tsarist Regime 1905 Rev. And 1917 Rev.

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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 political and economic advantages, while the factors that contributed to its downfall during the 1917 Revolution included the political and economic struggles. Direct Comparison: While the Russian Population was not seeking to overthrow the Tsarist autocracy during the 1905 Revolution, there only thought was to do so during the Revolution of 1917 when the men hit the street. Analysis: Perhaps the foremost factor contributing towards the failure of the 1905 revolution was that the peasants and the liberals were both to easily appeased by what the Tsar had to offer. The Tsar was not overthrown in the 1905 revolution because nobody imperatively wanted him to be overthrown even though he had made many faults, they rather wanted him to change the way he ruled the country, this made him pass the October Manifesto that installed the Duma, which was the lower houses of parliament that could pass laws but be vetoed by the Tsar, and grant civil liberties such as freedom of speech, religion, and press. By the time of the 1917 Revolution, the people have had enough, and wanted complete change in government. Direct Comparison: While the military was willing to help the Tsar put down the rebellions during the 1905 Revolution, they sided with the people during the 1917 Revolution. Analysis: During the 1905 Revolution, Nicholas ll was able to put down the rebellion using the military with his famous words, “Execute, Execute, Execute”. On Bloody Sunday, the protest by the urban workers or proletariate was because of working conditions, rights and food shortages, the Cossacks, who were fierce cavalry soldiers who the Tsar used to break up any protests, shot down and
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