The Revolution Of The 1905 Revolution Essay

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This along with his eagerness to arrest, imprison, exile, and hang his opponents only further divided the tsar from the working class, earning him the nickname “Nicholas the Bloody” (Khrustalev and M. Steinberg 25). The Russian people no longer felt safe under the tsar’s rule. With more instances of brutality accumulating on top of one another, the 1905 Revolution was inevitable.
Albeit the violent suppression of the 1905 Revolution, in the end it was regarded by revolutionaries as semi-successful. Nicholas II agreed to the institution of the State Duma, a limited form of representative democracy, citing it as “the revival of a custom and as a means to better hear the voice of the Russian people.” (Khrustalev and M. Steinberg 19). Although the Duma allowed for slightly more political involvement by the people, the tsar remained the supreme autocrat (Chamberlin). Nicholas II’s rule continued, albeit much shakier than before. He decided to convene the Duma four times altogether, each time experiencing conflict stemming from their calls for liberal reform and Nicholas’s refusal to compromise (Chamberlin). In the wake of the 1905 Revolution, Nicholas II was committed to the ideal that traditionally conservative values and structures were necessary for Russia’s survival, and that failure to maintain these policies would be the cause of the decline of Russia sovereignty (Khrustalev and Steinberg 5). Nicholas’s conservative response to the revolution was misguided, completely

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