Flashcards in 2. Political, Economic And Social Problems Of Russia In 1894 Deck (107)
What was the size of Russia?
8 million square miles
How many times larger was Russia compared to the USA
What country was 2.5 times smaller than Russia?
What were principal cities?
St Petersburg and Moscow
What was the importance of Moscow and St Petersburg?
What was a problem with the agriculture in Russia
What was a conservative faction in Russia?
The Orthodox Church
What the motto of the church?
“God commands us to love and obey
Who’s motto was “God commands us to Love and Obey”?
What was the population in 1815?
What was the population in 1914?
What happened to the population during 1815-1914?
In what period did the population quadruple
During what period did the population move from 40 million to 165 million?
What percentage of the population was peasants?
What was 80% of the population?
In the 1897 census, what percentage of the population made up the ruling classes?
In the 1897 census who made up 0.5% of the population?
Why was their unrest before Nicholas reign?
Peasants had received land under Alexander II but were unhappy with the quality and quantity
What were peasants controlled by
Mir (village councils) headed by village elders
What was the role of the Mir?
Control peasants and act as village council
What was starting at the beginning of Tsar Nicholas II reign?
Industrial workforce growing
What was Russia slow in compared with other European nations?
What industries were Russia made up of?
Small scale businesses
What was underdeveloped in Russia?
What did the Emancipation Act of 1861 do?
Allowed peasants to buy land
What happened in 1861?
When was the Emanciption Act?
What was the problem with the emancipation act of 1861?