Economic Change:

Russia’s economy had a spectacular collapse under the strain of the First World War. This caused food shortages. There wasn’t even close to enough food and supplies for the working class.

Social Change:

The Russia’s economy collapse and food shortages influenced the public to revolt against Tsar Nicholas.

Political Change:

The public revolt forced Tsar Nicholas to resign the throne. After this, a dual power government was set up in Russia.

Technological Change:

This removal of the monarchy helped the bolsheviks create the USSR, in which there were many advancements made in weapons and space technology.


The event that I chose to show was very similar to the French Revolution. The February Revolution was not as violent, but both started because of a poor economy, had multiple social changes, ended in political reform, and had technological advancements after the revolution had ended. Also, at the end of both revolutions, the monarchs were executed.


This is a complicated question to answer because the revolution ended in justice for the public, but still continued into a different revolution. The dual power system worked quite well: the Soviet represented the proletariat and the provisional government represented the bourgeoisie. However, in October of the same year the bolshevik party threw a more violent revolution in which they removed the provisional government and only kept the Soviet.

For anyone that was of aristocratic descent, was against the Soviet Union or was an artist that created works that glorified the tsarist era, the consequences of the revolution were terrible. They were either executed, sent to a labour-camp or forced to leave the country. In the short-term, the event was beneficial to the people of non-aristocratic descent. They were allowed more land and helped bring the economy up again. However, the socialist government still had major flaws which showed later in the Soviet era. Even though the economy was doing pretty good, Russia did not have enough money to maintain a non-capitalist government. Therefore, instead of a capitalist government with some people being poor and some people being rich, everyone was relatively poor.