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1

How long was Tsar Nicholas 2nd in power?

From 1884 to 1917.

2

Watch percentage of the Russian population were peasants?

80%

3

What happened in the 1905 Russo-Japanese war?

Russia were defeated and this was embarrassing and made Russia and the Tsar look weak.

4

What happened because the 1905 revolution?

Caused the October Manifesto to be created.
The creation of a legislative Duma.

5

How much power did the Duma have?

They didn't really have any power.

6

What year were opposition parties legally permitted?

1906

7

What was Sergei Witte's job?

Minister of finance (1892-1903)

8

What did Sergei Witte do?

Tried to modenise Russia.
Created Trans-Siberian railway.
Bought into Gold standard.
Used large loans from abroad to invest in Russia.

9

What was Peter Stolypin's job?

President of the council of ministers.

10

What did Peter Stolypin do?

Recognised the peasant problem.
Introduced fenced fields and a Land Bank to provide peasants with an opportunity to buy land.

11

What happened to Russia's workers before 1914?

They became more more unionised and this lead to more strikes.