How about I give you a Duma that I'll never pay attention to--
no food or fuel or fabric or footwear
We need to support out families!
Can you please work towards fixing the economy?
Desire for change
Finally some industry!
oh god my body is broken
While peacefully protesting, a large group of citizens were stopped and shot by police; killing and injuring hundreds of the protesters. Czar Nicholas II responded to this tragedy by giving the people a Duma. He ending up barely paying attention to it.
During WWI, the economy of Russia was in shambles due to inflation. This made food and other neccesities absurdly expensive, leading the women and housewives of Russia to riot due to not being able to support their families.
In the turn of the century, Russia was a fossil copared to their surrounding countries as they used the outdated economic system of feudalism and were not yet industrialized. Even when they eventually did, working and living conditions were horrible.