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Old 02-23-2017, 10:40 PM
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Guess what happens when you bleed the people dry in favor to the rich?
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The February Revolution (Russian: Февра́льская револю́ция; IPA: [fʲɪvˈralʲskəjə rʲɪvɐˈlʲutsɨjə]), known in Soviet historiography as the February Bourgeois Democratic Revolution[2] was the first of two Russian revolutions in 1917.

It was centered on Petrograd (now known as St. Petersburg), then the Russian capital, on Women's Day in March (23 February in the Gregorian calendar).[3] The revolution was confined to the capital and its vicinity, and lasted about eight days. It involved mass demonstrations and armed clashes with police and gendarmes, the last loyal forces of the Russian monarchy. On 27 February mutinous Russian Army forces sided with the revolutionaries. The result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the end of the Romanov dynasty, and the end of the Russian Empire. Tsarism was replaced by a Russian Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov.

The revolution appeared to break out spontaneously, without any real leadership or formal planning.[citation needed] Russia had been suffering from a number of economic and social problems, which were compounded by the impact of World War I. Bread rioters and industrial strikers were joined on the streets by disaffected soldiers from the city's garrison. As more and more troops deserted, and with loyal troops away at the Front, the city fell into chaos, leading to the overthrow of the Tsar. In all, over 1,300 people[citation needed] were killed in the protests of February 1917.[4]
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A number of factors contributed to the downfall of the Imperial government in the spring of 1917, both short and longer term. Different historians apply different weights to different factors: liberal historians emphasise the turmoil created by the war, whereas Marxists emphasise the inevitability of change.[5] Rabinowitch summarizes the main long-term and short-term causes:

The February 1917 revolution ... grew out of prewar political and economic instability, technological backwardness, and fundamental social divisions, coupled with gross mismanagement of the war effort, continuing military defeats, domestic economic dislocation, and outrageous scandals surrounding the monarchy.[6]
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All throughout history "pitchforks and torches" have been used as a tool for a redistribution of wealth and power. Humans still show little signs of learning from the generations now past.


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Yes, it is very sad that workers are willingly giving up rights and benefits that workers fought and died for. Makes no sense to me because it is a fight that now will have to repeated as we do not learn from history, and the course we are on is not sustainable.


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