oppositon to regimes 1855-1964

Russia and its rulers 1855-1964

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  • Opposition to Regimes
    • Peasants
      • 70-80% of population
      • Emancipation Edict 1861 - unleashed disturbances
      • Collectivisation caused more unrest
        • thousands of peasants died
        • 90% of agricultural land collectivised
          • Faced 'Stalin-made' famine and loss of the Mir
        • Pesants refused to cooperste and killed their cattle
      • Black Earth Revolts
        • Stolypin needed a great deal of force to put down the unrest
          • Stolypin's Land Reforms- appease presents
        • Peasants became integral part of 1917 revolution
      • Lenin forced to make NEP as Red Army and Cheka - not enough to keek peasants in line
      • Khrushchev -food shortages in countryside
    • Inside
      • Tsars
        • Opposition had limited effect - removed their post
          • In order to uphold Autocracy
      • Power Struggle
        • Stalin
          • Involved in many central areas in government
      • During Lenin's Rule
        • Opposition from both left and right. Fobbed off ideas.
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