As with any war, nurses and doctors were needed to take care of the wounded. The government decided around 10,000 nurses should fit the bill. Since so many nurses were needed, women were sped through the training process.
The October Manifesto was signed on October 30, 1905. The Russian people were thrilled, Nicholas wasn’t. The October Manifesto was a blow to his autocratic power. Now the people could have a Duma, an elected body they put into office. For the first time, people could say what they wanted without being beaten or arrested. But, there were also people who opposed the Manifesto.