Russia 1905-1941

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When was Tsar Nicholas II crowned Tsar of Russia?
In 1894
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How many of the Tsar's subjects spoke Russian as their first language?
40%
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When was Tsar Nicholas II removed from power?
In 1917
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What was a reason why many peasants were loyal to the Tsar?
They were religious & they were told by the Priests that they as peasants should be loyal subjects to the Tsar
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How many percent of Russia's population were peasants?
80%
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What was the percentage of the population of the aristocracy & what was the percentage of land they owned?
1.5% of Society but owned 25% of land
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What did the Russian peasants live in?
Communes
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Why were some peasants not loyal to the Tsar?
-Many supported the opposition, The Social Revolutionaries -Their main discontent was over land (they resented the amount of land owned by the aristocracy, the church & the Tsar)
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What were the two groups that the Social Democratic Party was split into?
The Bolsheviks & The Mensheviks
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What was the name of the Tsar's secret police?
The Okhrana.
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What were the three groups the Tsar faced opposition from?
1. The Cadets 2. The Socialist Revolutionaries 3. The Social Democratic Party
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Why did the capitalists emerge in society?
As a result of industrialisation.
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What did special emergency laws allow the local governors to do?
1. Order the police to arrest suspected opponents to the regime 2. Ban individuals from serving in the Zemstra, court or any govt. organisation 3. make suspects pay heavy fines 4.Introduce censorship of books/leaflets/newspapers
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What was the ideology of the Mensheviks?
They believed that Russia was not ready for revolution
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What was the main concern of the capitalists?
The management of the economy & controlling their workforce.
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Why was it a bad thing that Tsar Nicholas II appointed family members & friends?
Many of them were incompetent or even corrupt, making huge fortunes from bribes
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What was the ideology of the Bolsheviks?
They believed that it was the job of the party to create a revolution
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