By the end of january, there were more than 400.000 workers to the wait of something to prevent a revolution.
In february, the strikes spread around russia causing more difficulties to the tsar and the government. the 4 of february the grand duke sergei was murdered in moscow
In march and may russia's army and navy were defeated by japan. these was very worrying for the country as other sections of the armed forces might also mutiny.
By may and june different social economic groups were demanding changes. National groups like poles and finns, demanded independence.
in June and July the peasants riots spread. the land owners houses were burned.
in september russia signed the peace treaty with japan. thousands of troops were now free to help put down the problems in European russia. they promised loyalty to the tsar.
in October a strike spread all the way from Moscow to other cities. Workers, students, teachers, doctors and revolutionaries came together to demand charges.
on 26 October, the St Petersburg Soviet of Workers Deputies was formed. Some of the representatives from factories met to co-ordinate strike action. this helped a lot the Tsars government.
The Tsar had to choose between giving in or killing all his people. He gave in and wrote the October Manifersto on 30 October. He promised civil rights, people can choose their mistress and uncensored newspaper.
in December with all the troops back in Russia, the Tsar decided to take back control. he sent troops to take revenge on workers, peasants and the St Petersburg Soviet.
the tsar by now was considered a dangerous man because all the economical, social and political pressure is onto him. the fact his country lost a war means a lot for him and his people since they're compromised.
when the soviets got involved with srikes from factories meant a significative threat to the tsar which also meant he could do unexpected things like shooting to his own country.
by now not just the peasants but also other social clases were demanding changes from the tsar who instead of confronting the situation thought that the solution was violence.
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