Russian Cause and Effect

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Russian Cause and Effect
World Studies
Russification
Cause
• Gov’t faced with problems of liberal ideas.
Definition
• Forced non-Russian people to use language,
religion and customs.
Effect
• Everyone had to accept.
Pan-Slavism
Cause
• Wanted to expand.
Definition
• Union of all Slavs under Russian leadership.
Expansion into Asia and Ottoman Empire.
Effect
• Expansion stopped with loss in the Crimean
War in 1850’s, Russia lost border territory.
Emancipation Edict
Cause
• Serfdom restricted labor pool, they were
needed in factories.
Definition
• Freed all serfs
Effect
• Compensated nobles with land. Serfs could
not afford high priced land.
Nihilists
Cause
• Radicals opposed Alexander II’s new
policies.
Definition
• A just society can only be created by
building a completely new Russia.
Effect
• Other groups began to pop up.
People’s Will
Cause
• Radicals believed that the nobles large
estates should be divided among the people.
Definition
• Radicals using violence such as
assassinations and bombings.
Effect
• Made Alexander II more conservative.
Pogroms
Cause
• Assassination of Alexander II, Nicholas II set new
restrictions.
Definition
• Heavy handed discrimination against minority
groups, sponsored massacre of Jews.
Effect
• Nicholas II overturned many of the reforms set in
place by Alexander II
Russo-Japanese War
Cause
• Over territory in China and Korea
Definition
• Japanese beat Russia
Effect
• Russia’s gov’t was exposed as weak and
corrupt.
Bloody Sunday
Cause
• Groups taking action after Russia’s loss.
Definition
• Czar’s troops shot at a group of strikers who
were delivering a petition to him.
Effect
• Triggered the Revolution of 1905.
October Manifesto
Cause
• Workers striking and demonstrating.
Definition
• Promised individual liberties and provided
the election of the Duma (Parliament).
Failure of the Revolution
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3.
Failed to overthrow the Czar because…
Army remained loyal to the Czar.
French gave money to the Russian gov’t.
Revolutionary groups were not united in
their goals.
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