Later that year, however, Nicholas dissolved the Duma and went to the war front. The government was taken over by Tsarina Alexandra and her unique counterpart, Rasputin.
Alexandra was a very strong-willed woman, who disliked parliaments and supported absolutism.
He refused to share his power and the masses began to question his leadership.
In the summer of 1915, the Duma (parliament), demanded a government with democratic values and which responded to the peoples needs.
The population boom in Russia from 1867-1896 was felt most drastically by the peasants.
The increase of 30 million people in less than 30 years was too great that the land to the peasants' disposal did not increase sufficiently.
The events of the revolution were a direct result of the growing conflict in World War I, but the significance of an empire collapsing and a people rising up extends beyond the war effort. However, their enthusiasm was not enough to sustain them and the army suffered many casualties and loss of artillery supplies.
Russia lacked mobilization skills to counter its losses, but more importantly it lacked good leadership. 1894 1917) had complete control over the bureaucracy and the army.
First, there were the peasants, who maintained the majority of the population in Russia.
They were excessively poor and could barely escape famine from harvest to harvest.