Advantages And Disadvantages Of The 1917 Russian Revolution

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The 1917 Russian Revolution took place in March (Gregorian Calendar). This essay will observe the political, economical , and social conditions in Russia chronologically from before the 1905 Revolution to 1924, to finally determine the extent of change meaning progress. Progress is an improvement upon something previously worse. There is no progress through change without deterioration. Change can only be considered progress when its overall beneficial consequences are superior than its disadvantages, both including short, and long term consequences. It can only be considered progress when it is beneficial for the majority of the population as change can be progress to some while being disadvantageous to others. The Russian Revolution’s change was not progress, as disadvantages outnumbered advantages.…show more content…
The nobility, which made up a little over 1% of the population owned important portions of the land, were very wealthy. Those aristocrats had pleasant living conditions, supported the Nicholas II, and most didn’t want a revolution to occur. The middle classes were wealthy, and had good living conditions. Although the bourgeoisie’s living conditions were more than sufficient, they weren’t satisfied by the Tsar’s autocracy. The workers on the contrary, had far worse living conditions. They lived in cheap wooden houses or dormitories, had very low wages, could only afford to eat black bread, soup, and vodka. However, the majority of the population in Russia was the peasants. Those serfs had poor living conditions, and would support however proposed the best for them, as they wanted to get rid of the inequality between classes, and landlords, to own their land. Poor living conditions of the majority of the Russian population was only one factor of the
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