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The February Revolution : 

The February Revolution 1917 The fall of the Tsar By Mr Osborne www.SchoolHistory.co.uk

The impact of WWI: 

The impact of WWI Military Defeats Russian army was big but poorly equipped Lost two major battles in 1914 Caused loss of civilian and military morale Tsar now held responsible for the defeats as he had taken charge of the army


Impact of WWI Criticism of the Tsar Poor military commander Poor political leader Left the Tsarina in charge of the government Refused to accept advice from the Duma Criticism if the Tsarina Inexperienced and incompetent ruler Under the influence of Rasputin Unpopular because she was German Role of Rasputin Claimed to be a healer. Disliked by many yet held influence over both the Tsar and Tsarina

Economic problems: 

Economic problems Over 15 million men joined the army not enough workers in factories and farms caused shortages of food and materials Railway system very poor could not supply the troops could not supply the towns food prices rose Impact WWI Impact WWI

Social discontent: 

Social discontent Food shortages and price rises caused widespread discontent The war had seen the population move from the countryside to the cities The cities soon became overcrowded and people lived in terrible conditions Impact WWI Impact WWI

Events of the Revolution: 

Events of the Revolution Feb 22 20,000 steelworkers on strike Feb 23 Women take to the streets to demonstrate Feb 25 Now over half of Petrograd is on strike Feb 26 Tsar orders troops to fire on crowds- 40 killed

Events of the Revolution: 

Events of the Revolution Feb 26 Tsar closes the Duma Feb 27 Soldiers mutiny and establish the Petrograd Soviet with workers and sailors Feb 28 Tsar returns to Petrograd March 1 Tsar loses support of army March 2 Tsar abdicates March 3 Grand Duke Michael refuses throne

Results of February revolution: 

Results of February revolution The Provisional Government 1. A 12 member government led by Kerensky 2. Planned to rule until elections could be held The Petrograd Soviet A council of 2,500 deputies. Determined to share power with the Provisional Government Dual Government

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