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The February Revolution

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Before the RevolutionShortages and inflation drove up prices. Rationing was in effect.
23rd Feb 1917Women protest against bread rationing
24th Feb 1917Over 150,000 join in mass protests - Police and Army do little
25th Feb 1917200,000 join in. Crowds chant 'Down with the Tsar'. Telegram from Tsar tells Govt to put down protests.
26th Feb 1917Some troops fire on crowds. But then they support the protests.
27-28th Feb 1917Troops and crowds storm prisons releasing political prisoners. Crowds ask Duma for leadership
2nd March 1917Provisional Govt set up between Duma and the Petrograd Soviet. Tsar abdicates.
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