What may be the problems in Russia in 1914 that could lead to another uprising?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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If the question is related to how lessons from the Russian Revolution can be applied to other contexts, I would point to the disconnect between the government and its people.  Even a perceived divergence between both elements can help to foment the feel of revolution, or calls for massive change.  Most times in historical development, when the people believe that government is not linked to their own experience or that government lacks any regard for the body politic, calls for change will not be far behind.  At the same time, the other relevant element here would be the severe economic disempowerment endured by the people of Russia.  There was massive poverty and a stinging sense of rejection that the people experienced at the hands of the Tsar.  Even if this was not present, it was perceived to be present.  This perception along with a stinging condition of economic disempowerment fed the demands for change and could be an overriding lesson of the Russian Revolution.

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