Tsarist Russia: 1855-1917 - Peasants

Mind map of Russian hierarchy in 1855.

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  • Tsarist Russia 1855-1917
    • Tsar means emperor or king.
      • Most people in Russia were peasants. They lived in the countryside and worked on the land.
        • Brutality. Men were allowed to openly beat their wives.
        • Unhygienic. They slept with their animals.
        • Uneducated. They don't understand that sleeping with their animals could cause disease and infection.
      • Slavery, peasants, large social gap, unequal, oppressed, unfair hierarchy.
        • Male dominated. Men allowed to openly beat their wives as long as they don't kill her.
        • Barbaric. The punishments were severe. Especially for female adulterers and horse thieves.
        • Less than half the people in Russia were Russian.
    • Russia borders Europe in the west and Japan and Mongolia in the East.
      • Patriarchal - The fathers family line.
      • Mores - What you are supposed to do.
    • Russian kitchen: Dirty, untidy, un-organised. Suggests they have bigger families because they have bigger kitchens. Wooden. No source of water. Poor country.
      • We found surprising the fact that on average, men only lived to be 35.
        • Multicultural, diverse, Russian dominating, language, ethnicity, growing, racial tension,influential.
      • They had no personal space. 'All household members ate from the same pot'.
    • English kitchen: Organised, cleaner. Smaller than Russian. Brick. Water pump. Modernised.
      • Ostracised - Cast out of the communities
      • We learned about the extreme violence in peasant villages.


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