Essay about The Glorious Revolutions

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Plan of Investigation The investigation is to compare and contrast the nature of two Russian Revolutions in 1917. The first Russian Revolution to be investigated will be the February Revolution wherein the poor living conditions and the dissent among the people of Russia led to the collapse of the Romanov dynasty and the rise of the Provisional Government. The second Russian Revolution to be investigated will be the Bolshevik Revolution which occurred after the failure of the provisional government to improve the living conditions in Russia and led to the Bolsheviks claiming power of Russia in October. Memoirs and university level history books will be the main sources of reference to examine the nature and results of the revolutions.…show more content…
World War I was first met by a public surge of patriotism, but as time passed, the mood quickly turned sour. The Russian army was heavily outclassed by the German army. Their supply and medical systems were very primitive, communications weak, inexperienced leadership, and aviation far inferior to that of the Germans. After the Brusilov offensive wherein the Russians tried to attack instead of just defending, resulted in mass bloodshed with over 2 million men killed and 350,000 people captured, support for the war was shattered within the ranks of the army. The war had lasted for a long period of time causing more shortages [see appendix iii] and inflation in food prices. However, Nicholas would not end the war no matter how many people protested against it. In the winter months of 1917, inflation advanced at such a fast pace [see appendix i] that the working population’s wages were unable to keep up. Then on February 8, International Women’s Day, demonstrations by female workers in the Vyborg district had brought a large crowd. By the next day, the group had swelled to 200,000 people and massive riots ensued. The army was called in to deal with the situation, but they were sick of the war and shot their officers and joined the revolt. This was considered to be a spontaneous and leaderless revolution because the Bolsheviks were mostly exiled from
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