russia before 1881

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  • Russia before 1881
    • largest land empire
      • 1/6 of worlds surface
    • rural country with mostly agricultural economy
    • growing population
      • 1831 - 56 million people
      • 1881 - 98 million people
    • tsar- absolute political power also owned vast estates
    • court - landowners and members of government
    • population
      • majority were serfs and peasants
      • nobles owned allegiance to the Tsar and in return serfs wee tied to the land and owned by nobles
    • multi-racial empire
      • variety of religions
      • official main religion
        • Russian orthodox church
      • Russia was sprawled across many countries

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