Causes of the Febuary/ March Revolution 1917

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  • What lead to the February Revolution
    • Russia was hard to govern
      • Enormous
      • Only 1 railway line
      • Less that half of Russia spoke Russian
    • Opposition
      • Socialist Revolutionaries
        • Aims
          • To get rid of the Tsar
          • To give all of the land to the peasants
        • Support from Peasants
        • Tactics
          • Propaganda
          • Terrorism
      • Social Democrats
        • Bolsheviks
          • Lead by Lenin
          • Wanted small party to organise mass demonstrations and strikes
        • Mensheviks
          • Lead by Trotsky
          • Large party
    • Long Term Causes
      • Peasants were dissatisfied with living conditions, and how the land was divided
        • A lot of land went to the rich old landlords
      • The workers hated their working conditions
        • They wanted shorter hours and higher wages
    • Short Term Causes
      • The War
        • Army
          • Lost thousands of men, friends and family
          • Had few weapons
          • Injured were not attended to
        • Peasants
          • All food went to the army
          • Prices of goods went up, and wages did not
          • Factories closed
            • Unemployment increased
        • Middle Class
          • Lost importance as soldiers gained all priorities
          • Prices rose
        • Aristocracy
          • Decreased
        • Industry
          • Originally improved
          • Then dropped hugely

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