Russian Empire Essay | Causes of the Fall of the Russian Monarchy

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Causes of the Fall of the Russian Monarchy

Summary: The collapse of the Russian monarchy in the early 20th century was inevitable because of a variety of factors. These included the huge number of disparate nationalities of the Russian Empire, widespread poverty, the tsarist-style government, and the effects of World War I.
The fall of the Russian monarchy was inevitable. It was only a matter of time before the monarchy fell. There are many factors contributing to the fall of the monarchy.

The first factor is that the Russian Empire consisted of people of over a hundred nationalities. Less than half of Russia's population consisted of Russians. There was a large variety of cultures and believes due to the varying nationalities thus Russia was not a united country. The people of different nationalities still saw themselves as separate countries and resented Russian rule. Therefore they would have wanted to overthrow the monarchy.

The second factor is that ninety-five percent of Russia's population was made up of the working class who lived in poverty. Although Russia was usually able to produce sufficient food to feed its people, there were many bad harvests, which led to...

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