Russian Revolutions

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Causes of 1905 Revolution:

Economic slump in 1902 led to redundancy.

Poor harvests in the years 1900 and 1902 caused:

  • starvation
  • disease
  • civil unrest

Tsarist Regime was repressive, undemocratic, and out of date.

Russo-Japanese war (1904-5) demoralised the army and Russian people.

Bloody Sunday, 22 January 1905- Tsar’s troops fired on 400 peaceful demonstrators.

1917 February…

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