The Russian Revolution is without a doubt one of the most significant events in the history of humankind. It sparked off a chain of events that saw the collapse of all the regimes that had been formed in the twentieth century and the birth of a new world order. As a result, Western Civilization was forced to make way for the new order and from this date forward, the world became a more peaceful place to live in.
If you were to go back and check out history books, you would find many different interpretations of the events of the revolution. Some say that the revolution was a kind of Muslim Spring or even that it was a Bolshevik Spring; however, there are certain things that are commonly accepted by historians and experts that can prove that the revolution did indeed happen. First of all, we have to look at the background of the events that brought about the revolution. The Russians had traditionally been ruled by two tyrants – one of whom was Tsar Nicholas II and the other was his cousin, Empress Alexandra.
Nicholas II was so fond of the wealthy members of the aristocracy that he patronized them for far too long. But it was a long-term relationship that only went as far as the bank accounts of the royal family. However, when the money ran out, he decided to eliminate the privileges that the Tsars enjoyed, which included being able to keep all their money. His solution? Get rid of the last vestiges of royalty and create a system where the wealthy peasants would be the ones running the country.
Alexandra was not pleased with this idea, but, she decided to appease her cousin. She also let her people down. They too were becoming restless and, in the end, a revolution broke out against them.
In the end, the revolution came down to a battle between the common people and the elite. The elite consisted of the government officials and the rich peasants, who were unable to control their own lives because of their financial situation. That is why, when they tried to take away the rights of the common people, they failed miserably.
A power struggle ensued and soon the peasants took over the city of Petrograd. The people there were running the city and the authorities knew that they would eventually gain total control. But the people in the city wanted to retain their independence and so the only thing that they could do was turn against the people.
The question now arises as to whether the revolution was created to overthrow Nicholas or if it was a power struggle within the elite. We have to look at it objectively and see whether the political situation existed in the city before or after the revolution. There are a lot of people who think that the revolution was a product of the class divide, while others argue that the government just did not want to give in. Whatever the case, when the revolution occurred, it was a great victory for the common people and they took their rightful place as the rulers of their countries.
If you were to write a thesis on the revolution, you would find that it is relatively easy to answer all of the questions that the students might ask. After all, the rulers have lost their control over the people, something that they will never be able to regain. While this revolution did not solve the problem of the rulers, it did bring about a massive change to the direction of the world and Western Civilization was forced to give way to the world’s future.