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  •  alas, your history needs some fixing too . . . ; (2+ / 0-)
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    Librarianmom, mkor7
    the main trigger of the Russian revolution was World War One. Without the war, the revolution would not have happened.
    Nope. The main trigger of the Russian Revolution was the failure of Alexander III to effectively abolish serfdom. That led directly to the wave of political unrest against the Tsarist system from the 1870's all the way up to 1917. That's why the FIRST major Russian Revolution happened in 1905. The 1917 Revolution was Round Two.

    World War One was an enabling factor (as it also was in Ireland in 1916), but it was not a causal factor.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:55:07 AM PST

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      but WWI still stands as the main driver. There were reforms made after the 1905 revolutions and more were in progress in 1914. Without the war these would have been made and the Russia transition away from autocratic rule would have moved forward. The war stop that progress and the revolution replaced one form of autocratic rule with another.

      Even to this day Russia still has an autocratic ruler with equality, rights and liberty pretty limited and a larger gap between the super rich and everybody else than we have in the USA.

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      by dengre on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:57:58 AM PST

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