Tsarist Russia

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  • Tsarists Russia
    • Population
      • 1.1% Nobility
      • 84.9% Serfs
      • 3.7% Urban Workers
      • 5% military
      • 0.5% Merchants
      • 126 million in 1897
      • 45% different ethnic group
    • Military
      • 1,400,000 men
      • Very important to the Tsar
    • Government
      • Tsar most important
      • Tsar has absolute power
      • Motto: autocracy, orthodoxy, nationality
      • Secret Police in action
    • Religion
      • Orthodox Church (Christianity)
      • Tsar has full power over Church
      • Strong element of mysticism in their beliefs
      • Jews subjected to pogroms
    • State
      • Russia was the World's largest state
      • One tenth of land used for arable farming
      • Most lived in the East European Plain
    • Class System
      • Nobility
        • Some wealthy but some were in debt
      • Middle Class - Bourgeosie
        • very small
        • educated professions e.g. doctors, lecturers, lawyers
      • Peasants Working class - Poletariat
        • 50 million were peasants in East
        • Half were owned by state or privately
        • Lefe expectancy was 35 years
        • Medieval farming techniques
        • Couldn't read
    • Economy
      • Population increasing
      • resources were strained due to high population
        • Population increasing
      • Export mainly grain
      • Trade hard due to weather.

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