Monday, March 8, 2010

Revolution in Russia

Alexander KerenskyFour score and a baker's dozen years ago today, the February Revolution broke out in the Russian Imperial capital.


Bryna Kranzler said...

The Russo-Japanese War sealed the fate of Russia, ending its dominance as a superpower, and altered the power balance throughout Europe. It was also the beginning of the end of the Romanov Dynasty, whose fate was sealed by the Russian Revolution.

Soldiers returning from the war were so furious with Czar Nicholas II who launched the war over a petty argument with the Emperor of Japan, sacrificing 100,000 lives and creating tens of thousands of revolutionaries who were determined to see that he would never be in a position to start another futile war.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

You may have a point, madam.

It may be so that the Emperor had given the Russian people too much war, and that this created "useful idiots" for the revolutionaries.

However, the downfall of the monarchy was not a good thing.