What Are The Barriers That Occur In 1905 Russia

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Russia 1905-1941 4a. Source b shows that the working class have many grievances as they are seeking “truth, justice and protection, this suggests that they are unfairly treated in the workplace, they are not paid enough for the long hours they work and that they are vulnerable as they are subject to their employers will. The workers resent paying taxes, ‘ We working men have no say in how the taxes we pay are spent’, without the ability to choose where the money they are force to pay goes to due to the problem of the under representation. This is worsened by the Tsars devout belief in his autocratic power. The people are aware of the ‘barrier that exists’ between the Tsar and the masses which is indicative of the increasing unrest in Russia. The barrier has been caused by his pre-occupation with his family and the consequent neglect of his public duties. The nature of the source as a petition shows that the people are trying to personally communicate with the Tsar, something that has been lacking until 1905.…show more content…
The message of this cartoon is that the Tsar relies on repression to subdue any challenge to his autocratic authority. This was published illegally in the aftermath of the 1905 revolution, an event which is portrayed by the numerous dead bodies. The cartoon is titled ‘peace and quiet’ which is a dark suggestion that order has been restored at the cost of many lives. The skeleton dressed in military attire, in the form of a Kosak, suggests that the Tsars mean to bring death, indicated by the brandishing if the sword and the gun. This image is reminiscent of one of the 7 horses of the apocalypse, linking autocracy with doom and death. This could also be interpreted as a picture of a wider suffering in Russia due to the repressive nature of the
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