Aims of 1905 Revolution (AQA History A-level)

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Lily_45
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Hi, revising the 1905 Revolution at the moment for an exam, and I’m confused about the nature of the revolution- did any major group involved actually want to overthrow the tsar/autocracy, or did they all just have more specific ‘reformist’ aims, eg a National Assembly or better working rights? From my notes I’ve always assumed the second (reformist) option, but I can’t actually find a website/textbook that really indicates either way so far?
I’d be very grateful if someone could explain this/give their take
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Russian Social-Democrat party (i.e. Bolsheviks & Mensheviks) would have wanted to overthrow Tsarism then, although their influence was limited. SRs had long aimed for the overthrow of the autocracy too. I'd say they're the most important revolutionaries at that time.

See what Trotsky was saying about it: https://www.marxists.org/archive/tro...rrevo/ch03.htm
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(Original post by Sinnoh)
Russian Social-Democrat party (i.e. Bolsheviks & Mensheviks) would have wanted to overthrow Tsarism then, although their influence was limited. SRs had long aimed for the overthrow of the autocracy too. I'd say they're the most important revolutionaries at that time.

See what Trotsky was saying about it: https://www.marxists.org/archive/tro...rrevo/ch03.htm
Thanks, this is really useful So would you say that most people weren’t revolutionary yet (compared to say in feb 1917 when even liberals wanted to overthrow the Tsar), but there were still some revolutionary groups around who had limited influence?
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