Tsarist Russia Overview

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Tsarist Russia was ruled by ______, who had absolute power.


Society in Tsarist Russia was divided into nobles and ______.


Russia expanded its territory through ______ conquests.


Rasputin was killed by nobles worried about his ______ and influence.


The February Revolution in 1917 was a protest against Tsar Nicholas II due to poor living conditions, political oppression, military failures, and lack of ______.


The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, took over the government from the new leaders (Provisional Government). This changed Russia into a ______ country.


A secret police force was established to maintain control under Lenin's rule in Russia. This force was created to ______.

maintain control

The Bolsheviks shut down the Constituent Assembly when they didn't win the majority of votes, dissolving the government group created after the 1917 Revolution to make new rules for Russia. The Constituent Assembly was a government group created to make new ______ for Russia.


After Lenin's leadership, farming and industry changed rapidly in Russia. Additionally, free education and healthcare were introduced to improve ______.

living conditions

Groups like the Bolsheviks organized protests against the Tsar due to his autocratic rule and failure to make reforms. These protests were a response to the Tsars' attempts to fix issues that didn't satisfy the ______.


What were the main reasons behind the February Revolution in 1917 in Russia?

Poor living conditions, political oppression, military failures, and lack of reform under Tsar Nicholas II.

How did the actions of Rasputin influence the Romanov family in Tsarist Russia?

Rasputin's negative influence and power worried nobles, leading to his assassination.

Describe the impact of the poor management of military affairs by Nicholas II during his rule.

Poor military management led to Russia's losses in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and World War I (1914-1918).

Why did the Bolsheviks take over the government from the Provisional Government in Russia?

The Bolsheviks seized power due to dissatisfaction with the Provisional Government's leadership and their own revolutionary agenda.

What were the main societal divisions in Tsarist Russia and how did they contribute to the country's dynamics?

Society was divided into nobles and peasants, with peasants working for the nobles. This divide created social and economic disparities.

What were the main features of Lenin's rule in Russia?

Decrees redistributed land to peasants, proposed ending World War I, government took over industries, secret police force established, Constituent Assembly dissolved.

What were the challenges to the Tsar's authority in Russia?

Poverty and inequality, political opposition, ethnic tensions, military defeats, poor working conditions, revolutionary ideas.

What were the long-term causes of the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty in 1917?

Autocratic rule, social inequality, economic backwardness, military weakness, national tensions.

What were the short-term causes of the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty in 1917?

World War I, Rasputin's influence, political instability, Bloody Sunday, failed reforms.

What were the major changes to Russian life after Lenin's leadership?

Russia became a communist state (Soviet Union), rapid changes in farming and industry, introduction of free education and healthcare, political opposition suppression, formation of the USSR.

Learn about Tsarist Russia, a period when Russia was ruled by tsars with absolute power. Explore the social structure, territorial expansion, influence of the Russian Orthodox Church, and the challenges faced during this time.

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