Tag: 1905 Revolution

Rollercoaster of a Revolution

The 1905 Revolution in Russia defies succinct summary because the situation changed so radically from month to month (Freeze 252).   The Russian Revolution of 1905 was instrumental in convincing Tsar Nicholas II to attempt the transformation of the Russian government from an autocracy into a constitutional monarchy. In the years prior to the Revolution, diverse social … More Rollercoaster of a Revolution

Russian Gonna Duma

In most countries, having different branches of governemnt to spread out the power is seen as essential tenant of government. Most, not all… In fact, Imperial Russia didn’t have a parliment until 1906, making it the only European power without one. Before 1906, the Tsar, in this case Nicholas II held all power in making… Continue reading Russian Gonna Duma

Bloody Sunday: The Match that lit the Revolution

The massacre in early January 1905 did not begin as a riot or revolt, but simply an organized march by poor urban workers desperate to petition the Tsar who they loved for help. The march began a year earlier in 1904 following the breakdown of the Zubatov experiment, which were police-sponsored trade unions, but they …

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Bloody Sunday: Massacre to Manifesto 20th century Russia was full of bloodshed. Between the World Wars, revolutions, and purges brought on by Stalin, millions of Russian lives were lost. Though civil unrest in Russia had been simmering for hundreds of years, the grievances of the working class came to a boiling point at the turn …

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Father Gapon is Every Russian

By the turn of the 20th century, Tsar Nicholas II was beginning to see the limits of his autocratic rule. Not only was his military in the midst of an embarrassing defeat to the Japanese, but at home his own people were becoming increasingly displeased with Russia’s outdated government. There was a wide range of […]

Bloody Sunday

In January 1905, men, women, and children, marched on the Tsar’s Winter Palahttps://aposplendourseries.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/bloody_sunday.jpgce. However, the Tsar was not there and the march ended in the military shooting into the unarmed protesters, killing over a hundred unarmed people (Freeze 250-251). Out … Continue reading