On January 5, 1905, a priest Georghiy Gapon gave the rebels the idea that the king, they say, did not know about the aspirations of the mob and the working people, did not know about the troubles of the unfortunate sufferers of the empire.
And already on January 9, they decided to go to the king’s palace in order to express all this. Kneeling before the ruler, of course. But they didn’t.
The king, “who knew nothing,” ordered the secret police to shoot the crowd to kill. For slaves have no right to demand anything from the king or to complain about their position.
As a result, many people participating in the procession, including children, died. This led to a larger riot, later called by historians the Revolution of 1905. Of course, it was precisely the “Russian revolution”, because even the Russian mob understands that in the empire it is the main one over the rest of the population, even over the nobles from the “non-Russians”. Of course, the great rebellion was suppressed, because the majority of the population did not support it. And the king got nothing for it. The cup of patience of the population has not overflowed. They silently swallowed it and calmed down.
The more the empire loses in the modern war, the more its standard of living declines. Soon, a hungry crowd of rebels will again go to the palace of the “knowing nothing” king to beat the ground with their foreheads again, but the bullets and grenades of the new king’s secret police will again go over these stupid “foreheads”, calming them down forever. It is likely that in this case, too, the population will simply take it for granted and silently and meekly continue to endure.
Therefore, it is worth, of course, that this time from the crowd that will go to the king’s palace, bullets and grenades fly not even in response, but in advance. But is it possible to hope for a real rebellion in such conditions, when instead of resisting the entire imperial system, the population is resisting only its separate elements? To overthrow the king – he will be replaced by the nobles. To force the king to replace the nobles – maybe he will replace them for a while, and then he will return them even worse than before. To replace both the king and the nobles? So in the same management system they will do the same as their predecessors.