Paper2 - Francesco Mercuri Soviet Russia 0302 January 30,...

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Francesco Mercuri Soviet Russia 0302 January 30, 2009 1905 Revolution With the aid of Sergei Witte in developing Russia industrially, many large factory towns sprung up in Russia. However, the workers who ran these factories did not live in the most favorable conditions. Aside from the workers having incredibly low wages, the length of time they worked was incredible. Most working days would be 15 hours long. Because they worked so long in the day, they all lived together in barracks. The barracks were by no means sanitary either. To express their grief, they frequently organized strikes, which were illegal at the time. The strikes barely ever got the workers what they wanted. Eventually, the workers and peasants developed soviets, or workers’ councils to direct the strikes, this was most effective. Life for peasants before the revolution was terrible as well. With the emancipation of the serfs, many of the nobles lost land to village communities. So, the government compensated the nobles by having the peasants pay the government an annual sum, which was more than what
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