There were many problems surrounding Russia and its political system. Tsar Nicholas II was Russia’s leader but a very poor one at that. He was the cause for many of Russia’s problems including the failures in the Russo-Japanese war and World War I. When Russia first entered World War I they fared well until after some bad advice Nicholas II sought control of the army and led them to another abysmal defeat. By the end of Russia’s involvement he was sending poorly trained and ill-equipped men into battle and was losing the confidence and backing of the Russian army.
Year 12 Modern History Assessment Weimar Republic by Angus Hewitt The Weimar Republic was established after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 during the First World War. Over the years since the Weimar Republic was established, it was starting to fail due to the internal and external factors that were being established while the republic was in power of Germany. These problems included Germany 's responses to the Treaty of Versailles, political and social aspects within the Weimar Republic, the Weimar electoral system, Weimar culture, economic impact on Germany, the great depression and the rise of Adolf Hitler. All these problems in the Weimar Republic led to its failure and ultimately allowed Adolf Hitler to rise to power
With the failure of WWI, the Germans needed to do something to turn their country around. Germans wanted to overthrow their Kaiser as they believed that he was to blame for these treacherous events. The Kaiser was to be replaced with multiple workers. This idea was not the Germans but the Russians as they had already carried out this process. (-- removed HTML --) Germany’s economy was suffering and Germans were struggling through brutal fuel and food shortages.
After all it had started when a Serbian shot an Austrian. It was felt that Germany had been simply made a scapegoat by the other countries for all that had happened. Looking back it is clear that the Treaty of Versailles created more problems than it actually solved. The treaty broke up empires and changed boundaries. The Germans lost territory and other countries tried to weaken Germany’s military potential and strengthen their own to compensate for the destruction of their lands caused by the Germans.
The overthrow of the Russian Tsarist autocracy by the urban proletariat in 1917 was the most significant event in Russian history. There were many phases of the revolution during 1905 and 1917. Since the foundation of industrialization in Russia during the late 19th century, a number of important events had taken place which would inevitably add to cause a rebellion against the Tsar Nicholas’s system of government.One of the fundamental problems that initiated the October Revolution of 1917 was due to the fact that Russia was ruled almost exclusively autocratically.With only one ruler controlling the large nation of 125 million people, this simply was not enough. The autocratic rule had resulted in many problems for Russia such as poor working
World War 1 had devastating impacts on many countries around the world, even those who weren’t directly involved in the war. Russia was one of those countries deeply affected, as the war had lasting impacts on their economy and social structure for decades after the war ended. The Russian Revolution was the result of World War 1. Russia entered the war in August of 1914 under the rule of Nicholas II. Unlike its European allies, Russia was lagging behind in their economy, as they had a majority agricultural industry throughout the 1800s.
That created a power vacuum and created a time of turmoil. The Bolsheviks eventually came out on top then set about to overthrow remaining dictatorships and began reforms by creating "Soviets". The Czars wanted to return Russia to autocracy and fought against the Bolsheviks, causing the Reds to start fighting the Whites thus bringing about the civil war. The two sides had vastly different ideologies in governing this large country that is Russia. The problem is that they were not simply two parties with different ideals, the Reds had
Throughout 1917-24 Russia was undergoing a massive political, social and economic change that started with the Bolshevik revolution. The First World War had left Russia in a tragic state where the land was fronting a lot of communal discontent and confronting a huge revolt. The year 1917 was the start of Russia’s struggle for control as the revolt started political, social and economic changes. A lot of Russians had lost their trust and faith in Tsar Nicholas II’s ability to lead by 1917, political corruption was widespread, the Russian economy continued backward and Nicholas repetitively disregarded the Duma, the elected legislative body that constituted the imperial Russian legislature, however, the direct reason of the February Revolution was Russia’s devastating connection to World War I. Militarily, Russia was no match for Germany, and Russian casualties were greater than those sustained by any nation in any previous war. Meanwhile, the economy was miserably unsettled by the expensive war and everyone joined the calling for the overthrow of the Tsar.
One of the main left side parties, the Spartacists, was very unhappy with this completely new way of governing. As a matter of fact they were hoping for a Russian styled (a communist country) revolution to overcome the Weimar Republic and have a Soviet-style German Government. In January 1919 the Spartacist, led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, started a rebellion. Ebert (leader of the republic of Germany) therefore decided to make an agreement with the Freikorps to crush the revolt. The Freikorps were a volunteer militia made up of ex army men set up to defend the borders of Germany.
However, more specifically, the Central Powers had weak and unreliable Allies such as Austro - Hungary and the Ottoman Empire which both collapsed, leaving Germany isolated. While on the other hand the Allied Forces had powerful allies such as the USA which could contribute greater resources of men and materials. Furthermore, the British had put in place a Naval Blockade prevent the passing of cargo of any ships that attempted to pass through, this was very effective and starved much of Germany’s population. Lastly, Germany’s two front with Russia greatly weakened German forces and had larger repercussions later on. Although these are all important causes, the most factor that