Causes of the 1905 revolution

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  • Causes of the 1905 revolution
    • Russo- Japanese War
      • 2/3rds of the fleet destroyed
      • Humiliating defeat for the Tsar
        • People lost faith in the Tsar
    • Social reasons
      • Majority of population living in poverty
      • Censorship denied freedom of speech and religion
      • Slum living conditions
      • Unsafe working conditions
    • Economic reasons
      • Low pay
      • Long hours
      • Heavy taxation
        • Funded great spurt in 1890s
    • Lack of political reform
      • No constitution
        • No freedom of speech or assembly
          • Outlawed political parties
      • Autocracy
        • People didn't like the Tsar having all power

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