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Offline Alexandra Romanov

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Mutiny and the 1905 revolution
« on: February 21, 2016, 09:29:48 PM »
Hello,
Do you think that the mutinies (e.g: Potemkin) was cause a cause of the 1905 revolution?
Thanks in advance.

Offline JamesAPrattIII

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Re: Mutiny and the 1905 revolution
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 12:25:57 PM »
The mutinies in the Russian army and navy in the 1905 period were due to a number of factors: Russia as a whole was under a great strain going from a agricultural to industrial country. Then there was the Russo-Japanese war which the Russians lost one battle after another. Add to this brutal discipline, low pay, demeaning treatment, conscription made worst by Anti-war propaganda put out by the SRs, menchiviks, Bolsheviks ect.. Trying to deal with problem the officers anti-revolutionary counter measures which included searching soldiers and sailors belonging, canceling leave, and the use of informants inflamed the situation. then came the October manifesto which ment that soldiers could and did listen to all sorts of political orators which further inflamed things. Add to this many soldiers just wanted to go home since the war was over.

For more information see the following books:
Red Mutiny (on the Potemkin Mutiny)
Tide at Sunrise
Mutiny Amid Repression
The End of the Russian Imperial Army