Russia During 1890-1910


Russia, during the period of 1890 to 1910, went through many changes and valuable historical events, which were significant to the world at the beginning of the 20th century as the breakdown of old order Russia became evident. The period showed the origins of reform in Russia for the first time and the need for change risen up from the discontent people. The early 20th century of Russia was somewhat of a stepping-stone to the main Russian revolution of 1917 and played an important role in leading to the end of old order Russia. These origins of change and reform were significant in Russian and World history in the short term, though, the significance of it is mainly present in the long term like in 1917. This early 20th century Russia portrayed the breakdown of old order Russia, which was risen from events such as ‘Bloody Sunday’ and the loss of the Russo-Japanese war leading to the changing attitudes of Russians causing the Russian Revolution in 1905 and the origin of socialist and other political movements which were all significant externally on a global scale as well.

Discontent within society of Russia at the time led to major change. This discontent stemmed from events and conditions that pushed toward an eventual revolution. Tsarist Russia in the late 1800’s portrayed a clear problematic society with poor conditions among citizens, which was significant to Russia internally and externally. The ruling of Tsar   Nicholas II was corrupt and poor in terms of leadership of this huge Russian empire. Strikes started occurring and eventually this led to Bloody Sunday. A peaceful march into Winter Palace planning on giving the Tsar a petition about the need for change led to the death of hundreds. ‘The petition contains the following demands: amnesty, civil liberties, fair wages, gradual transfer of the land to the people, convocation of a constituent assembly on the basis of universal and equal suffrage. ’   The Tsar turned down this petition so strikes...