Difficulties in running the Russian empire and how it caused the 1905 uprising:

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Why were the people of Russia not unified?
They spoke a variety of languages with over 200 nationalities and only 40% had Russia as their first language
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Why was communication between different areas of Russia slow?
Geographically a large country, as it would take a week to travel from east to west
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Why was there a lack of moderenisation?
They had basic machinery
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Why was food production slow?
Lack of modernisation and poor land
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What were the percentage of people living in Russia at the time of the Tsar?
97 million peasants/3 million industrial workers/1 million aristocracy/500,000 upper class
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Why did Russia try to undergo massive industrialisation?
It was socially and economically backwards
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What two things did peasants rely on?
Soil and aristocracy
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What happened as a result of a rapid growth in peasantry by 1900?
There was a hunger for land in the hands of the aristocracy
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What was Tsar Nicholas II?
A Romanov
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Why was the Tsar forced to establish a Duma?
There was widespread revolution after the 1905 defeat to Japan
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Why was the Duma weak?
It made rubber-stamped decisions by the monarchy and the council
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What was the problem with the Duma?
Theoretically it limited the Tsar's power but he still could be described as an absolute monarch
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Long term factors of the uprising?
Poor working conditions, Peasants had to pay redemption payments, Tsar Nicholas never visited the work place so had little understanding, Peasants were dissatisfied by living conditions and the distribution of land, the government was oppressive
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Who wanted political representation? LT
The new urban class
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How was there poor working conditions? LT
Workers wanted higher wage, shorter hours, conditions were harsh, poor health and safety and attempts to form trader unions were resisted by owners
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Why did policies to develop industry had a negative effect on the people? ST
It included high taxation
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What did the economic slump lead to? ST
High unemployment
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What caused starvation and attacks on land owners? ST
Poor Harvests in 1900 and 1902
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Why was the middle class angry at the Tsar? ST
He would not share power
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What did people blame on the Tsar? ST
The loss to Japan resulting in conditions in towns deteriorating
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Why were the Russians embarrassed for the loss to Japan? ST
The Russia flet had sailed for six months to be destroyed within an hour
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What was caused due to the war effort? ST
Nationwide food shortages
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What was the immediate cause of the uprising?
Father Gapon led a march to deliver a petition to the Tsar asking for reform, but were slaughtered by the Kossacks
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