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The overthrow of the Russian Tsarist autocracy by the urban proletariat in 1917 was arguably the single most important event in the history of Russia But as with many revolutions it was in no way spontaneous Since the inception of industrialization in Russia in the late nineteenth century a number of crucial events had taken place which would inevitably compound to cause a revolt against the Tsarist regime Following the fall of the Russian imperial autocracy a Provisional Government was self-established to maintain the leadership and infrastructure of the colossal state of Russia until elections for a permanent representative government could be held In Petrograd a Soviet of socialist leaders had also been established which under the leadership of the Bolshevik political party existed in opposition to the Provisional Government But because of the inherent weaknesses of the Provisional Government it was only able to hold on to a semblance of power for seven months before the cogent Bolsheviks led a successful second revolution to overthrow them The great underlying force that stimulated political change throughout Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was industrialization Industrialization in Russia was actively promoted by the Tsarist autocracy after the Crimean War The shock of Russias humiliating defeat in the Crimean War 1853-56 to the relatively small industrialized nations of Britain and France convinced Alexander II of the need for a program of sweeping internal reform in Russia To modernise Russias antiquated industry foreign capital from external trade was needed In an effort to encourage agricultural development to provide export goods Tsar Alexander II abolished serfdom in 1861 with the issue of his general statute on the emancipation of the serfs Alexander II had also seen the imminent change when he said in a speech to the Moscow nobility in 1856 It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait until the serfs begin to liberate themselves from below This signaled the end of feudalism
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