Why was Russia difficult to govern?

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  • Why was Russia difficult to govern?
    • it was huge!
      • different time zones
      • only one railway
    • consisted of 16 or so different nationalities
      • different languages
      • different belief systems
      • less than half were Russian
    • climate differed
      • only a few areas were fertile and suitable for farming
      • the Tundra was frozen for most of the year
    • infrastructure was poor
      • very few roads were paved
      • only one railway

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