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The Russian Revolution

What makes a Revolution?

- A rebellion and complete overthrow of existing order. Precise terms and goals.
- Mass strikes, protests
- A switching of loyalty by repressive forces such as police, army and politicians
- A political leadership capable of guiding the discontent

The Russian Revolution part 1 - background

- Food shortages due to peasants in WW1, leading to price increases and a low
  level of industrialisation.
- Tsars unable to sustain a modern war effort due to lack of industry, leading to
  defeats and mass desertion. Highly demoralised efforts.

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