Russia 1894 - 1917 Tsarist Rule Flashcards


Learn all the key terms and definitions of the Tsarist rule with this set of easy to use flashcards. Includes all the key terms that will help you understand and explain what life was like in Russia under the Tsar in the lead up the revolution.
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Autocrat A ruler who assumes absolute power.
Cossacks People of Ukraine and southern Russia, noted for their horsemanship and military skill, who were loyal to the Tsar.
Pogroms A massacre or persecution instigated by the government or by the ruling class against a minority group.
Monopoly The exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service.
Kulaks Prosperous, well-off members of the farming class.
Mir Peasant councils.
Social Revolutionaries People opposed to the Tsar, mainly consisting of the peasant class.
Zemstva Local councils in the countryside that were controlled by the aristocracy.
Autocracy A system of government by one person with absolute power
Karl Marx The founder of the ideas of Communism, he also promoted a material conception of history.
Soviets Committees that were set up to represent workers and soldiers.
'October Manifesto' 1905 Reforms brought in by the Tsar to stop revolution and rioting: 1. The establishment of a parliament (Duma) 2. The Tsar would make no laws without the approval of the Duma
The Fundamental Law of the Empire 1906 1. The autocracy was ordained by God, therefore, it could not be subject to the Duma 2. The Duma would not control the finances of Russia 3. The Duma would have limited powers when it came to passing new laws
Peter Stolypin Prime Minister of Russia from 1906 to 1911.
Conscription Compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.
Tsarina The Tsar's wife.
Provisional Government Emergency government set up after the abdication of the Tsar.
Abdication The act of renouncing one's throne.
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