Russian Cause and Effect

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Russian Cause and Effect

World Studies


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.


• Wanted to expand.

Cause 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.


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.


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

• Failed to overthrow the Czar because… 1. Army remained loyal to the Czar.

2. French gave money to the Russian gov’t.

3. Revolutionary groups were not united in their goals.