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The 1905 Revolution

Long term causes
Ruled by a Tsar, who had complete control over the country. However, he was a weak
ruler and failed to rule his people properly
He treated opposition with violence and the Okhrana (the secret police)
Extremes for wealth and poverty
Huge country; communication was…

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THE RUSSO JAPANESE WAR: 1904 - 1905

Like the other western powers, Russia wanted to expand its empire, and it did into the far - east.
However in doing so it came into direct conflict with another expansionist power JAPAN. From 1904 -
11905 Russia and japan went to war…

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