The Russian Revolution Of Russia

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Russia entered the twentieth century with deplorable living conditions. The citizens of Russia were poor, famished and overburdened. Eventually, the Russian Revolution of 1917 occurred which sparked a significant change and it was a defining moment for Russia. Many instances preceded the Revolution which ultimately led to revolt such as World War I, the poverty of the Russian population and the inefficient government. Primarily, Russians faced the burden of financial hardship resulting from the aftermath of war. Economic issues continued to escalate due to the loss of sections of Russia’s land. In addition, there was much disapproval towards the government. Tsar Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, was an autocrat of poor leadership…show more content…
The question remains: Was the Russian Revolution of 1917 inevitable or something enforced upon the state during a period of desperation and frailty? To begin, historian Moshe Lewin 's position regarding the debate on the inevitability of the Russian Revolution offers an emphasis on the major advancements for Russia in the twentieth century. Moreover, Lewin presents a detailed examination about the transformation of Russia and its people. Lewin, born in Poland and formerly served in the Russian military during the Second World War, is currently a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Lewin 's Russia – USSR – Russia: The Drive and Drift of a Superstate consists of elaborate chapters with a chronological analysis of major events in Russian history, specifically the Revolution of 1917. Lewin provides further analysis into the aspects of politics, economics, society, and civilization prior to and during the Revolution which forms a conclusion about whether or not the Revolution was destined. In Russia – USSR – Russia: The Drive and Drift of a Superstate, Lewin states that the conflict in Russia near the beginning of the twentieth century came into being by the collapse of tsarism as well as the downfall of constitutional democracy. At this point, the
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