2. Attempts at reform of the Russian state fail. The use of force to pacify rebellion in Russia.
3. World War I breaks out. Russian retreat.
4. Conscription, pressure on farming community, famine, lack of compensation and political dissent.
5. Rising Tension.
6. The First World War. Political polarisation.
7. Nicholas II becomes commander in chief of the armed forces.
8. Rebellion, loss of army support and abdication.