Russian Revolution: Introduction

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  • Russian Revolution - Introduction
    • Economy
      • Economically Backwards - Little industry
      • Mainly agriculture - inefficient
      • Small scale industry - iron and textile
        • Not enough land - poor
    • Geography
      • Covered two continents
        • Many languages spoken
          • Tsar's laws could not be understood
      • 8 million Square miles
        • Very little Infrastructure - 1 train track
        • Poor soils for agriculture
        • Trouble providing for the large population
    • Politics
      • Autocracy
        • Censorship of Press
          • No parliment or politcal parties
        • Illegal to opposeTsar
      • Support
        • Nobility and Officials are chosen by the Tsar for state jobs
        • Okhrana prevent uprisings
    • Royal family Court and Government Nobility Merchants and Factory owners
    • Factory Workers and Small traders  Agricultural workers and Peasants (Serfs)

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