Tsarist Russia Glossary

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  • Created on: 23-12-13 14:30
Autocracy
Country ran by 1 ruler
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Tsar
Russian emperor/ruler
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Constitutional Monarchy
Country with a monarch and a parliamentary system (Britain)
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Serfs
People who aren't free - have to live in one place and work for the landlord or state
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The Third Section
Russian Secret Police concerned with opposition to the Tsar
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Mir
Village Council
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Tax Farming
Where groups bought the right to collect certain taxes
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Kulaks
Peasants who did well out of Emancipation
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Reactionary
Against reforms - likes the old way
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Obrok
Taxes peasants had to pay when they were Emancipated
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Pogroms
Attacks on Jews that were ignored and allowed to continue
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Russification
The belief by Alexander III that all Russians should speak and be taught in Russian and everyone should be Russian Orthodox
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Dissenters
People who didn't believe in Russification
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The Pale
Are where Jews were supposed to live/settle
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Indirect Taxation
Taxes added to goods
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Direct Taxation
Taxes on what you earn (income tax)
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Tariffs
Duty on imports
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Peasants
People working in the countryside (after Emancipation)
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Workers
People working in Factories (after Emancipation) - PROLETARIAT
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Burgeoisie
Middle Class
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Card 2

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Russian emperor/ruler

Back

Tsar

Card 3

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Country with a monarch and a parliamentary system (Britain)

Back

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Card 4

Front

People who aren't free - have to live in one place and work for the landlord or state

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Russian Secret Police concerned with opposition to the Tsar

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