On March 10, 1917 was toppled Russian Tsar Nicholas Romanov Aleksandroitj of their own people and their own military from his post as head of state, Tsar and Emperor of Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Siberia, Poland, Astra Chen and Kiev.
Thus had Romanov dynasty 300- year reign received a snörpligt end, and Nicholas and his family were executed shortly thereafter. But how could this happen, it was possible that a whole people could turn against the reigning Tsar and the whole political regime that was so fundamental to the country, and what was its significance to the world today?
To find out, we must go back to the First World War beginning.
In 1914 there were two major power blocs in Europe;
one widespread in central Europe and consisted of Germany and Austria-Hungary;
Central Powers, and the other consisted of Britain, France and Russia, and called themselves the Entente.
Between these two power blocs went on a power play, and with the emergence of nationalism had also been arrested by imperialism.
This meant that it started an arms race, and to "egged" each other for better weapons.
But why did imperialism and why was noticed it as well just then? Well, I think that a certain imperialism has always existed, but it was only when they had the opportunity to do kind of thing and trying to build an empire, a superpower, largely because many countries in Europe were well developed industrial countries. The countries had new, technical, knowledge, and it had modern industries and a people who breathed nationalism. Everything was laid the groundwork for a new great kingdom, and also the Russian tsar wanted to be with and a candidate for the post of this, even if it subsequently turns out that this was his FAL.
Austria-Hungary, which at the time was a united kingdom, had decided to expand its borders, and in 1908 they conquered Bosnia.
But, what you do not know was that in neighboring Serbia was planned for a Greater Serbia that would include all the Slavs who lived in Austria-Hungary. The organization that would implement this called themselves the Black Hand, and when the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinan and his wife were on a state visit to the charades of Bosnia's capital Sarajevo, he was shot by a member of the Black Hand.
It was well planned, and members of the Black Hand counted cold that the event would lead to a war, in which Serbia would have Russia in the back, when even the Slavs who came to defend Serbia. For the Russians were themselves a place in war is important, among other things, for it was feared that important areas around Constantinople, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea would be checked tougher when it came to exports of grain, if we did not win the war.
That this would happen was crucial for the country's economy and its role as a major power, and Tsar Nicholas also tried to win back some of its popularity that had disappeared when they had suffered defeat against Japan in the Crimean War. The contradictions between the various political parties in the country had been in and it increased, and Tsar Nicholas saw the war as a single eliminator to calm them.
One by one went great powers of Europe into war without really knowing what was the point of that.
The war lasted four years, and when it ended, had claimed as many casualties as our country's population;
War winners were Ententerna with the help of the US, and other countries like Japan and India had been involved in the war. That is how it came to be known as the First World War, and when Russia met one of the true great powers in the war on the Eastern Front; Germany, defeated man, and the revolution that constantly been under the surface now broke out.
Throughout the postwar period had strains in Russia has become bigger and despite all the nationalistic propaganda regularly sent out to the people through the mass media was not the Tsar managed to calm political tensions, and the very conservative form of government became more and more criticized the longer the war lasted:
- Soldiers who fought for Russia began to realize that war impossible to win when they had neither the financial or technical resources to the war against the great powers, and they began to question his orders.
- The poor, which was the largest part of the population, began to protest, among other things rationing of food, since this hit harder on them than the rich.
Where to had confidence Tsar Nicholas lost the two most important parts of the Russian people; the poor and the soldiers, and the war was relieved the social outbursts and protests each other. They were looking for a governance, a fair and democratic one, but when you thought you found this by the Communist Party Petrograd Soviet, was already so blinded by hatred of the Czar and his regime, that it did not see what would happen when the Petrograd Soviet came to power.
Accordingly read also died nearly 20 million people in the war of the Petrograd Soviet army brought against the anti-communist countries' armies that tried to break down the revolution.
Although it was Russia who later won the war, the cost of victory as I say, high, and the country was ruled for years by a enpartdiktatur where all power was centralized in the Communist Party's highest leadership.
One can ask whether the Russian Revolution brought oath to anything good at all after reading this, but my opinion is that it has actually done it, although the price was high.
The revolution spread to Finland, which led to a civil war and a new constitution in the form of a democratic republic that has today, and even in Germany there was upheaval in the political system. Both these events have created large gaps between the Left and the Right, especially in Germany
Even in Sweden, the Russian Revolution repercussions, and I as a woman can thank it for the right to vote, I have my democratic country.