The February Revolution

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REASONS OF THE REVOLUTION
blah blah blah
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Why could the weather be an attributing factor as to why the revolution started?
Russia had just had coldest winter in history and it was just beginning to become warmer
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When did Pterograd authorities announce that rationing would begin?
March 1917
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What day were the women of the textiles factory celebrating?
(23rd February 1917) International Women's Day
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How many workers came out to strike against the bread shortages?
100,000
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The next day how many more workers were there?
150,000
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THE SPARK
blah blah blah
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What was the Soviet response to the strike?
They did not believe it would achieve anything since all the government would need to do to stop it was stock the shops full of bread
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What did Nicholas II order instead?
He ordered the protesters to be "put down"
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ARMY MUTINY
blah blah blah
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Howe many protesters were shot dead in Znamenskaya Square alone?
50
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When the soldiers decided the next day to not kill more of their neighbours what was their rallying cry when they defected to the protesters side?
"They are shooting our mothers and sisters!"
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Why didn't the army sent more men to control the area?
They were afraid that more soldiers would mutiny
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Who did Nicholas II send to Petrograd to set up a dictatoship and bring about order?
General Ivanov
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When did General Ivanov call of this counter revolutionary expedition and why?
March 1st, because he was afraid of losing more men to mutiny
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What did Trotsky say about the abdication of the Tsar?
"The country had so radically vomited up the monarchy that it could not ever crawl down the peoples throats again."
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What did the Petrograd Soviet introduce in order to get the soldiers back to the barracks yet not assume full power as to trigger a counter revolution?
Order Number 1,
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What was Order Number 1?
It meant that the new provisional government was to be obeyed unless it went against the wishes of the Soviet. Weapons were to be controlled by soldier committees. No honorific titles for officers. The protection and rights of mutineer soldiers.
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What was the flaw of the Fourth Duma assuming the mantle of the provisional government?
The Fourth Duma was dominated by conservative elements and parties
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Why didn't the Petrograd Soviet assume control of the country?
They did not want a counter revolution / civil war and they believed that the bourgeoisie revolution was to pass then the class boundaries would begin to disappear then the proletariat revolution would begin in which they then can take over.
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Why could the weather be an attributing factor as to why the revolution started?

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Russia had just had coldest winter in history and it was just beginning to become warmer

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When did Pterograd authorities announce that rationing would begin?

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What day were the women of the textiles factory celebrating?

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How many workers came out to strike against the bread shortages?

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