Question by donkeyjutsu: What role did rasputin play in the russian revolution 1912-1919?
And what actions did he contribute to political change?
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Answer by Joseph
He died before the revolution but:
The poor decisions that were made by the Tsar during the time of Rasputin’s influence and the hatred that his presence inspired in the people probably contributed significantly to the fall of the Tsar in the last days of the dynasty. People lost confidence in their ruler at a time of grave crisis. Russia was fighting in World War I and losing badly. There were severe shortages of food and supplies at home. As public confidence lapsed, the revolutionary ideas fermenting in Russia for 50 years began to come to the surface. Finally, shortly after Rasputin’s death, the Russian Revolution swept away Nicholas and his family forever.
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