French And Russian Revolutions

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French And Russian Revolutions

Both the French and Russian revolutions occurred because of two main reasons. Both of
these revolutions were the direct results of bad leadership and a bad economy. These two
reasons along with other factors caused both of these revolutions. Although they were both
similar, they also had differences. A difference between the two is that the Russians had
an unsuccessful "pre-revolution" in 1905. Another difference between these two revolutions
is the fact that the French turned towards a democracy while the Russian government became
communist.In 1905 , Russia had a prerevolution that was put down of the Czar. Instead of
learning from this prerevolution, Czar Nicholas II, made a very big mistake by in not
introducing some reforms to correct the problems. So because of his actions, the situation
grew worse. In 1917, the Russians were fighting in World War I. A good majority of the
Russian people were weary and uncontent with the way the war was going and with the Czar's
rule. This uncontent along with economic hardships caused riots and demonstrations to
break out. The Czar called for the army to put down the revolution as they did in 1905.
But the army joined the revolt and the Czar was kicked out of power soon afterwards. A
temporary government was set up to decide on what kind of government Russia was gonna set
up. Two political parties were set up. The Bolsheviks were one of the two. The leader of
the Bolshevik party was a man named Lenin. Lenin was a firm believer of the theories and
ideas of Karl Marx. So with his slogan of "Bread, Peace and Land", Lenin gained the
support of the peasants and gained control of Russia and setup a communist state.The
French revolution was also caused by a bad ruler and a bad economy. During the early
1780's a big percent of annual budget went towards king Louis XVI's lavish estate at
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