Position paper_Russo Jap War

Position paper_Russo Jap War - Lena Lander January 31, 2007...

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Lena Lander January 31, 2007 HIS 451 Position Paper The victory of Japan over Russia in the Russo- Japanese War in 1904-05 was the final event that lead to the Russian Revolution in 1905, because it resulted in the already existing anger and dissatisfaction of the population spill over. The Russian Revolution of 1905 had been building up for quite some time, due to unrest among the people in Russia. The peasant were looking to improve their economic status, the intelligentsia was striving for more civil rights as well as the small political groups that wanted to gain political and cultural freedom. After one year of revolts, Tsar Nicholas II finally agreed to the so called October Manifesto, which granted basic civil rights (e.g. freedom of the press), legalized the formation of political parties, extended the right to vote to peasants (although it was in an indirect voting system), and established the Duma as the central legislative body. The reason that Nicholas II signed this manifesto, and did not revert to military power, can be
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 451 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '07 term at N. Arizona.

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Position paper_Russo Jap War - Lena Lander January 31, 2007...

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