Policy of Russification

A quiz on the policy of Russification

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1. What effect did Nicholas II's Imperial Manifesto have upon Finland?

  • He let them break away from the Empire and rule themselves
  • He could impose new legilsation, ignore their Diet, conscript Finns, and he imposed a governor general with the power to dismiss Finn judges and police officials
  • He gave them more freedoms
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2. What were the implications of the Russian language being enforced everywhere?

  • In 1907a cholera outbreak in Kiev meant that many Ukrainians died as they couldn't read the Russian signs
  • The Russian language helped to increase loyalty

3. Why did the policy of Russification occur?

  • Because the Tsars thought that non-russians were less loyal compare to russians
  • They made money through Russification

4. Why didn't Turkistan have conscription imposed?

  • Turkistan wasn't loyal enough
  • Turkistan was conscripted

5. In 1881 what happened that was important in relation to the policy of Russification?

  • In 1881 the Russian language was enforced in the government and all other services e.g. judicial system, schools
  • The policy of Russification ended
  • It was not a significant date


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