The Russian Revolution has had a long term, lasting impact on Russia itself and world geopolitics, including the war in Ukraine.
This article from alpha history provides comprehensive links covering the Russian revolution and makes the following points:
- At the start of the 20th century, Russia was one of the world’s largest and most powerful empires.
- Stretched from Europe to Asia, covering one-sixth of the planet.
- Over 100 million people.
- Dozens of ethnic and language groups.
- World’s largest army.
- As medieval as it was modern.
- Rule by one man, Tsar Nicholas II, who believed his power came from God.
- In 1905, the Tsar’s autocratic power was challenged, but he survived.
- New ideas and forces remained.
- Like the other old monarchies of Europe, Russia entered WW1 without a strategy.
- Due to massive military defeats and economic collapse, Nicholas abdicated in 1917.
- The new temporary government still had to deal with WW1 and rising radicalism.
- The October 1917 Revolution brought the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, to power.
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Source Information: alpha history