The February revolution

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In January, who appeared to be the only opposition to tsarism?
Royalists that saw Nicholas as too weak to rule
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Was the February revolution planned?
No
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What was the main cause of the revolution?
The First World War
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What was the first spark of the february revolution?
140,000 workers went on strike to commemorate Bloody Sunday, then a few weeks later protested against the bread and food shortages and rumors that people were hoarding food
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What happened on the same day as the food shortage strikes in government?
The Duma also attacked government over the shortages
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Despite the protests what did the government announce on the 19th of February?
That bread rationing would begin in March
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What did the announcement of bread rationing lead to?
Panic buying of bread and storing of food
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What happened on the 23rd of February?
Petrograd demonstrations by women to commemorate international women's day coincided with strikes of the Putilov engineering works and so over 100,000 people were striking, the strikes continued to the next day and soviet committees were set up
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What were the soviets created for?
To formulate demands against government
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How many people were protesting by the 25th of february?
200,000
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