10 April 2014
The Russian Revolution
Czarist Russia was a terrible place to live in, controlled by a power hungry csar named Nicholas II. Nicholas II was a power hungry ruler that didn’t care about his people in his country. He became ruler in 1917, before him the Russian royal family had controlled the throne for over 300 years. He would let emotion come in the way of ruling.
On May 18, 1868, in Pushkin, Russia Nicholas II was born. He was originally named Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov. He was educated by a string of tutors, which included Konstantin Pobedonostsev who was a high-ranking government official. He excelled in history and ...view middle of the document...
There were 1,1389 fatalities and around 1,300 that were injured.
While under his rule Russia was humiliated in the Russo-Japanese War. The Russian Baltic Fleet was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Tsushima. Nicholas agreed to the Russian mobilization of August 1914, this set of a chain reaction that would mark the beginning of the Russian involvement in the First World War. In the First World War 3.3 million Russian were killed. In 1904 Russia went to war with Japan over fighting with them over territory and influence near the Korean peninsula plus the Chinese province of Manchuria. In early 1917, Russia was slowly but surely falling apart. 15 million men were taken from farms to be in the army, this caused food prices to soar. Due to the price increases eggs now cost four times as much as it did just three years before in 1914. In Petrograd on February 23,1917 people were breaking into shops by breaking the shops
windows to get bread and other necessities, this was caused by severe cold weather and scare resources. In the streets, red banners appeared and the crowds...