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Part A-2: Political, Economic and Social problems of Russia in 1894

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A-Level History (Miss Downer) Mind Map on Part A-2: Political, Economic and Social problems of Russia in 1894, created by Rattan Bhorjee on 10/14/2015.
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Part A-2: Political, Economic and Social problems of Russia in 1894
  1. Political Problems
    1. Elite made up fraction of population; persistent nepotism within government
      1. Corruption and bureaucracy were rife within government
      2. Economic Problems
        1. Industrial growth was almost nil, with Western countires being far ahead of Russia both Industrially and Economically.
          1. Largest Industry was Iron; produced in considerable amounts, although inefficiently in the Ural region.
            1. Medieval agricultural system was inefficient, yet a key part of the economy.
            2. Social Problems
              1. Large Divisions between 'Westerners' and 'Slavophiles' since the rule of Peter the Great
                1. 80% of Population were considered Peasants
                  1. Illiteracy blighted 89% of population
                    1. Although there was a burgeoning textiles industry in Moscow and St Petersberg, conditions for the poor were appauling and big cities showed the evident class divide within Russia.
                      1. Russian Orthodox Church held great deal of power by asserting Tsar as being the Supreme leader that had been appointed by God.
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