Why did Tsarism survive the 1905 revolution but not that of 1917?

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Why did Tsarism survive the 1905 revolution but not that of 1917?

Tsarism survived the 1905 revolution but not that of 1917 because of the lack of support and war. Although there were a few other factors, the main reason Tsarism fell was due to the lack of support from the Russian public, more specifically, the army. Other factors included things such as food shortages, the October Manifesto and lack of resources.

One of the reasons Tsarism failed in the 1917 revolution but not in 1905 was due to the war. In 1905, Russia had just lost a war with Japan. Throughout the war, Russia’s workers had been forced out of the factories and onto the front line. They had a huge problem though; Nicholas had no military experience whatsoever. So he employed a general, but it was still not good enough. So by the end of the war, Russia had a low level of resources left and due to the workers being at war, industry had fallen hugely, therefore there was no money to produce consumer goods. Just before the war there had also been a huge failure of crops, so there was bound to be a famine. However, in the two years from the famine to the end of the war, Russia managed to keep going, without the modern machinery other countries were using. So by the time 1917 came about, World War 1 was on the horizon. Russia’s workers had already been angry at Nicholas once for taking them out of work, and making them out of pocket to fight for their country. As Nicholas still had very little and limited military experience, they faced the same problem again of not having a strong leader. The war was


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