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The revolution in Russia of February 1917 had successfully overthrown the Tsarist regime which lasted for more than three hundred years Even though the revolution in 1905 was often referred as the dress rehearsal for the revolution of 1917 in fact they did not have a lot in common The most important causes of February Revolution in 1917 could be examined from the following aspects Politically because of the weak personalities of Tsar Nicholas II of which the whole system of Russian autocracy relied on and his reliance on people around him his inability to become a good Tsar was revealed which induced the Revolution in 1917 Alexander III the father of Nicholas II did not give him enough training in states affairs and thus Nicholas II became though charming an ineffective and easily influenced ruler when a premature death fallen on Alexander III in 1894 Because of his incompetence he often needed to rely on the people around him Two of the most influential figures to him were his tutor Pobedonostsev and his wife Alexandra Pobedonostsev was a reactionary who helped to reinforce the ideas of reforming was a threat to the autocracy in Nicholas Nicholas was a believer in autocracy which could be seen in his statement at his coronation I shall defend the principle of autocracy as unswervingly as my deceased father Pobedonostsevs reinforcement only made Nicholas a firmer believer in autocracy Being a firm believer in autocracy Nicholas had little appetite for changes but Russia at that time was in need of reform and changes Therefore his belief and inability made the government system slower than it could be Furthermore because of his insensitive and inability he lost the loyalty from his people For example at the coronation ceremony 1300 people were killed because of the excitement aroused by alcohol at the arrival of Nicholas and Alexandra he attended a lavish banquet in the evening and this uncaring action
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