Emancipation of the Serfs

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When was the Emancipation of Serfs?
1861
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How many serfs were freed?
23 million
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Why was the Emancipation Edict created?
To Modernise Russia, Stimulate Economic Growth, The Humiliation of the Crimean War, Peasant Uprisings
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Who Wanted This and Why?
Army (Less Uprisings to control), Nobility (Stronger Workforce and pay off some of their gambling debts), Merchants (More paying customers)
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What Where the Faults of The Edict?
Peasants had to be given land by the landowner (but they were given the worst land) - Peasants had to pay redemption payments for 50 years - Peasants could not leave the Mir until the payments were made in full
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