Russia in 1855

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  • Russia in 1855
    • Social
      • 5/6s of Russians were serfs
      • Serfs had little say on what they could do
      • Serfs had to ask permission for changes (e.g. marriage)
  • Military
    • Russia in 1855
      • Social
        • 5/6s of Russians were serfs
        • Serfs had little say on what they could do
        • Serfs had to ask permission for changes (e.g. marriage)
    • If Law and Order broke down army was sent in immediately
    • Terms of Service was 25 years (lifetime)
    • In Crimean War (1853-1856) Russian forces were under prepared with poor weapons and not enough supplies, so practically all died
  • If Law and Order broke down army was sent in immediately
  • Most soldiers were taken against their will
    • Military
      • Terms of Service was 25 years (lifetime)
      • In Crimean War (1853-1856) Russian forces were under prepared with poor weapons and not enough supplies, so practically all died
  • 25 million men were subject to military service but only 800'000 served due to poor health
    • About 1 million 400 thousand men
      • Political
        • Everyone disagreed as was autocratic - People couldn't voice opinions
        • People had no political freedom so only was to catch attention was to riot
      • Most of the Tsar's subjects were nobility, so lower classes were overlooked
        • Political
          • Everyone disagreed as was autocratic - People couldn't voice opinions
          • People had no political freedom so only was to catch attention was to riot

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