Notes+9.9.2010 - August 9, 2010 The Russian Revolutions...

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August 9, 2010 The Russian Revolutions Decisive connection between war and political change It starts in 1856: Crimean war between Russia v. France, Britain, and Turkey o Humiliating defeat for Russia o Outcome: attempted modernization and liberalization o Emancipation of serfs: 1861 War is a catalyst in Russian political/social/ economic change What does WWI do? o A crisis in the regime o Military collapse/defeats leading to the undermining of the morale of the troops o The loss of “street cred” o Any authoritarian regime must be United Overwhelming police powers to enforce obedience This had gone by 1917 in Russia All good troops on the front lines, bad/deserters in garrisons- they partake in street protests 1917 February REVOLUTION o Growing clamor in Russia to end the war Provincial regime doesn’t do this, plans on continuing the war o Provincial governement has to share power with Petrograd governement Not completely powerful 1917 October BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course HIST 158C taught by Professor Adamthwaite during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Notes+9.9.2010 - August 9, 2010 The Russian Revolutions...

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