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areas of the revolution and a gang of thugs often known as the black Hundreds organised massacres against the revolution. Even at the end of 1905 Russia still had a core governing power, the Tsar. He still had the ability to rule as he pleased, and to get rid of ringleaders of bothersome affairs at any time, this is shown through his attempt of trying to crush revolutionaries. Russia was still under developed compared to the rest of the world and still had extreme class struggles. Many were unsatisfied with the Tsar course of action toward the so-called revolution of 1905. Lastly it is important to look at the aftermath of the revolution to observe the affects that took place in society, and to understand how the government, in essence had remained the same; no radical change had

taken place. From the October Manifesto a Duma was formed. This Duma was meant to share the Tsars power with the citizens of Russia. But the manifesto was only a bunch of words on a page, and the revolutionary parties did not trust Nicholas to his word. They were proven right in December that year when the soviets were arrested. By March 1906 the so-called revolution was over. The Duma met in May for the first time, and Nicholas had set out a set of fundamental laws, one which stated,? To the Emperor of all the Russians belongs supreme autocratic powers?. In other words as far as Nicholas was concerned, Duma or no Duma Russia was still an autocracy. Nicholas even appointed a new Prime Minister, called Peter Stolypin, to make sure that there were no more outbreaks of revolution.

The majority of the people of Russia were content with the new system. But as time progressed they begin to realise how little a change the 1905 revolution really was. The Tsar started to disappoint the public by showing how unreliable and how corrupt his governmental system was. This was shown through world war one when Nicholas made himself number one in charge. By doing this he took the blame for all of the defeats they received. Another problem that arose was that he left his wife Alexandra, a German, to govern Russia during his absence. Rasputin, a close family friend made his way into governmental affairs through Alexandra. He sacked 21 ministers and replaced them with men of his choice. The public was greatly affected by all of these incidents, and it left them feeling

somewhat unhappy and dissatisfied. After 1905 Russia still had an autocratic ruler, the Tsar. He still had the ability to rule as he pleased, and to get rid of ringleaders of bothersome affairs at any time, shown through Stolypin. Russia was still under developed compared to the rest of the world and had extreme class struggles. Many were still unsatisfied with the Tsar and his place in the social structure. Therefore, ?The revolution of 1905 was in fact no revolution at all? the autocracy was shaken but not overthrown?(Floyd). A Revolution is ?a complete overthrow of an established government or political system?; the autocracy in the so-called ?1905 Revolution? was not abolished, but remained firmly in place. Hence, even though revolutionary acts may have occurred, a revolution

did not take place. Though it could be seen as ?The Dress Rehearsal? for the ?real? revolution to come.