The lives of Peasants, Exam Answer

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in 1855, What were peasants in Russia?
Serfs
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Which had?
few rights and little freedom
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By 1964, What were they allowed?
been emancipated and greater access to education
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Did the peasant quality of life improve?
In some respects yes, peasants had been emancipated in 1861 and Lenin's Land decree of 1917
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What did the peasants face under Stalin?
Forced collectivisation
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What is one area of peasant's lives that improved?
Education
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What did Alexander III remove?
Alexander II, freeing up of education to females
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What had happened by the end of NII reign?
half of Primary age school children were in school
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The push to improve younger education culminated with Stalin, by what?
in 1930, primary education was compulsory
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What did Khrushchev introduce?
free secondary school for all
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What was education used for though?
Imposing ideology, for example Russification under the latter tsars in particular and communism and athetism under the dictators
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