Russian Revolution

Sara Ingle
      Martin 1
      English 351-4
      25 February
      Russian Revolution
      Cause and Effect
      The Russian Revolution of 1905 is a great example of dispute for and against nationalism, which is pride for one’s nation. Therefore, government, society, and others are the many causes of revolutions and wars in and between countries. All this violence and arguments are mostly dependent on the opinions and hard feelings of the citizens of a nation. Once enough of these opinions build up, the voice of the nations citizens is released into the public which becomes greatly followed my a numerous amount of citizens. The causes of the Revolution were the desire for better working conditions, the slow pace of reforms, and the growth of revolutionary groups.
      The desire for better working conditions and freedoms mainly focused on the Russian serfs. The serfs were agricultural workers that lived in conditions too similar to slavery but were not considered slaves by law. They were controlled by lords and could not leave the property on which they worked on. Czar Alexander II gave rights to the serfs by freeing them with his reforms to make them able to own land. Alexander was very much in fear of a revolt or rebellion without this reform which led him to this decision.
      The slow pace of reforms was a common problem with rulers. Many of the rulers of Russia promised reforms and constitutions to give the people what they want to hear to be elected as a czar, king, emperor, or president. Though, not all rulers followed through with these promises. Nicholas II was one to be of slow pace but finally came to his word by creating the October Manifesto. This promised a more democratic government and reforms such as an assembly to approve laws known as the Duma.
      The growth of revolutionary groups was another cause of the Russian Revolution. These revolutionary groups, such as the Decemberists, chased after a common goal of the other group...