The French Revolution : The Reasons Of The Russian Revolution

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In the 1960s, a British band, the Beatles, had a famous song called 'Revolution.' You say you want a revolution, Well, you know, we all want to change the world. You tell me that it's evolution Well, you know, we all want to change the world. But what is a revolution? Most are probably familiar with the American Revolution, and maybe the French Revolution, but what does this term actually mean? Basically, a revolution is an overthrow of government in favour of a system the people fancied. The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by a small group of people who would change the history of the world as we know it. When Czar Nicholas II dragged 11 million peasants into World War I, the Russian people became discouraged with their injuries and the loss of life they sustained. The country of Russia was in ruins, ripe for rebellion. A rebellion that, given the factors, would now be considered unstoppable. First and most obviously, the Great War. Had war been avoided in the first place, that could have starved off the revolution. If the people of Russia hadn’t felt the need for peace, they wouldn’t have supported the Bolshevik’s as much as they did. Second, the problems of poverty. Russia began its industrialisation later than other nations in Western Europe. However, the Russians didn't learn from the mistakes the Europeans and Americans made. If they paid closer
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