1894 -1914: Imperial Russia

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Tsar from 1894
Nicholas II
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Who did Russia go to war with in 1904?
Japan
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What does Bolshevik mean?
Majority
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What nationality was Karl Marx?
German
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Why did many people think that a Marxist revolution was impossible in Russia
Because it was economically backward
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What language was often spoken at the Russian court?
French
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Who was Rasputin?
A "holy man" who calimed to have the powers to help the Tsar's son Alexei
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What disorder did Alexei suffer from?
Haemophillia
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Who was Sergei Witte?
Finance minister - credited with helping to modernise the Russian economy
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Name three of Witte's successsful initiatives.
Higher import duties, more foreign investment in Russia and the Trans-Siberian Railway
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Who had to pay for industrialisation?
The peasants - through higher taxes
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Who was assassinated in 1905?
The Grand Duke Sergei
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Which illegal political group had a section who committed violent acts like assassinations?
The Social Revolutionaries
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Which illegal political group did Lenin belong to?
The Social Democrats
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Why was the war with Japan such a disaster for Russia?
The humilliating deafeat exposed Russia's weakness
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Who led petitioners to the Tsar in 1905?
Father Gapon
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What social problems did rapid industrialisation cause?
Slum housing, poor living conditions, disease, overcrowding
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What was the St Petersburg Soviet of 1905?
A council of workers from over 96 factories
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What happened in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday 1905?
Strikes, mutinies, peasant uprisings
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What concessions did the Tsar reluctantly make?
Duma, extension of civil / political rights - the October Manifesto
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What did Nicholas issue almost straight away to reduce the impact of these reforms?
The Fundamental Laws
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Which group believed that the Duma was a complete waste of time?
Bolsheviks - committed to revolution
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Why were the first two Dumas very shortlived?
They were too radical for the Tsar
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How were more docile Dumas ensured?
The electoral arrangements were changed to make sure that only the more privileged were represented
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Whcih of Russia's Allies caused them to become embroilled in the First World War?
Serbia
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