Type: Response Essays
Sample donated: Mable Vaughn
Last updated: November 8, 2019
I will now explain how the war caused the revolution.
First of all food shortages occurred as the farmers and workers had to go to join the army which caused less food production. Less food also reached to people as the transport was being used for the army and a lot of food was being sent for the army therefore less was left behind. The cost of food also increased from 25% to a 100% which most people were unable to afford due to taxes etc. This made the revolution likely to happen as people became in need of food because if food was unavailable or wasn’t enough for there needs they would end up dieing of starvation.Second of all the Tsar went of to war and left his wife the Tsarina and Rasputin in charge which wasn’t a good idea as people didn’t like the Rasputin as he was a poor peasant in the palace and the rich never mix in with the poor.
Also the Tsarina is a German therefore people thought she would do things to help the Germans. Both these reasons become more of a reason for wanting to have a revolution. And not forgetting that the Tsar had less military knowledge strategy and tactics.Thirdly most of the men had to join the army which left less people behind to work in factories in farms which caused shortages of supplies.
Russia’s railway system was able to cope as most of there men also went of to war which cause lack ability for goods reaching the army and coal being sent to town which cause power failures. People would say due to sending our sons, fathers etc to war we suffered losses here in Russia which made them more determined to fight against the Tsar.Fourthly as the Tsar was helping the army with 150 million men less men were left behind and had to work twelve to fourteen hours in bad conditions and low wages. There was one protest to Nicholas which responded with violence in response, industrial workers went on strike and effectively paralyzed the railway and transportation networks. Due to Nicholas not meeting there demands they had a reason to bring a revolution.
On the other hand Russia was close to a revolution before the war as people did not like the Tsar ruled. He ruled the autocratic ways by just using his ministers as advisers. The Tsar had people to help but wanted to do things his way.Before the war many of the industrial and working class were angry and dissapointed because the Tsar made a Duma which promised them freedom of speech to say and publish whatever they want but the Tsar took most of it away and the Duma was removed by the Tsar he said it was only there to help him control things.
Even before the war the peasants were in a bad state because the Tsar promised them that they wouldn’t have to pay their lords and were promised that they would to modernise and improve their conditions. But none of the things promised took place the peasants were left in their same condition which broke there hearts and made them lose hope in the Tsar.To conclude I belive that the war definitely caused the war because after the war problems becamer worser in the political, social, and economic situation.
Politically, the people of Russia did not like the autocratic governing. Economically, food shortages in Russia and coal shortages leading to power faliures.Militarily, poorly equipped and the Tsar leading with less knowledge of militray strategy and tactics.So all these problems made all Russians angry with the Tsar and more determind to fight the Tsar and win over what they deserve.
If the Tsar didn’t go of to war would these problems have been solved?