Why was the March 1917 Russian revolution successful


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  • Why was the March 1917 Russian revolution successful?
    • Failures in the war
      • Demoralized the people
      • Lack of food
      • Lack of organisation
      • Poorly supported by Russian industry
      • Lack of equipment eg. boots
      • Widows pension cut
      • Tsar blamed for everything as he was Commander in Chief of the army
      • Casulties
        • The mutiny in the army
          • No one to stop the protestors
          • Demoralized people
    • Duma setting up alternative government
      • Set up a different power
      • The Tsar lost respect from those who had supported him
    • Strikes
      • Equipment wasn't being made
      • People showed their anger which made people aware of what was going on
      • = Less pay
    • Food shortages
      • More strikes
      • Lack of transport
    • The Tsarina and Rasputin
      • Both were HUGELY unpopular
      • Bribes
      • Wrong people were appointed
    • Fromation of Soviets
      • Lots of support for the workers
      • passed order number one- control of the army
    • Discontent in the countryside
      • Lack of food (peasants sent to be soldiers)
      • Widow pension cut
      • Cold weather
      • Poor accomandati-on
      • The peasants were angry at the Tsar and made up 80% of the Russian population
    • The mutiny in the army
      • No one to stop the protestors
      • Demoralized people

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