This is the time period of 304 years of the Romanov family ruled Russia (1613-1917). Nicholas II became Czar in 1884, he was given absolute power and the people eventually ran the family out of the palace, holding them captive, resulting in death of the family.
Impact of Rasputin
Going into the war Russia easily had the biggest army with 1,400,000 solders and having over 5,000,000 enlist later on. They had a clear advantage, not only by the size of their army, but they also had a supply of 4.6 million rifles. Czar Nicholas wanted to personally lead his army into the war.
Leaders of Revolution
One of the main causes of the revolution is economic problems as well as the usage of an imbalanced socal systetm. There was only two social classes, the rich and the poor, no one was happy. Due to costos of war damages, Russia had cut funds in many areas including agriculture. The people were hungry and angry.
Creation of the USSR
Rasputin was claimed to have possesed healing talents. He was welcomed as part of the royal family to treat the Czar Nicholas's only son, Alexis. He then got special treatment from the family for healing the boy. When Nicholas went to war, people assumed Rasputin influnced political decisions.