factors contributing to the revolution of 1905 August 22, 1988
The alienation from the state caused by the state's inability to deal
with problems like the famines of 1891 and 1901-1902.
The presence of considerable violence is society poorly restrained by
State apparatus, eg. the police. Serious peasant disturbances in 1902;
Religious pogroms in 1903; terrorist violence and assination in 1903-1904;
a wave of violent strikes in the new industrial region of southern Russia.
Discontentment with the Economic Development Policy which cost the
Russian peasant and consumer dearly. Soon to put the profits into the
pockets of foreign investors.
Steady growth of opposition among responsible people. No longer were
the critics of Tsarism only vocal from the extreme level.
Loss of confidence by the Monarchy's leading officers; weak leadership
from the Tsar and the willingness to make concessions.
Nationalist agitation in regions like Poland which stretched the
State's resources to the limit.
The State's inability to wage war successfully with Japan during 1904.