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The Bolsheviks did not seize power they merely picked it up It is true to say that the Bolsheviks did not seize power but rather picked it up The process that ensured their seizure of power is known as the Russian Revolution This brought an end to 300 years of rule by monarchical the Romanov dynasty The Bolsheviks were too numerically weak to overthrow a properly run government What they did have was ambition determination and a strategy to rise to an empty seat of power They were eager to overthrow the monarchy and rose to power as a result of the revolution Nicholas II is historically noted for being the last Tsar of Russia Known to his ministers as being an incredibly weak and easily lead autocrat he was out of tune with the people he ruled His unruly opinionated wife Alexandra was said to dominate Nicholas and tell him what to do This is obviously a factor which contributed to his downfall and the rise of the Bolsheviks to power At the time of his coronation as King he said Let all know that I devoting all my strength to the welfare of the people will uphold the principle of autocracy as firmly and as unflinchingly as my late unforgettable father This is a unbelievable contradiction It is true that Nicholas did everything in his power to hold onto absolute autocracy that ruled Russia but in not one sense did he look after the welfare of his people During World War One famine swept Russia and many peasants died as a result By the start of 1917 the peasants the middle class and even the army were against the Tsar and this resulted in the Revolution By 1900 there was great discontent in the people of Russia The peasants in particular were discontent with the life that they lived They owned no land and were forced to work
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