C4-The Romanovs

  • Autocracy- A government system where one individual or a small group has absolute power.

  • Duma- a legislative party ruling the Russia Assembly.

  • Feudalism- A socio-economic system where landlords rule the landless people.

  • Emancipation- an act when people got set free because of legal reasons, social or religious political reasons.

  • Serfs- Like slaves, the bottom class of the Russian Estates system according to the Feudal system.

  • Czar- The emperor of Russia before 1917, the top of the Feudal System.

The Feudal System
  • Czar

  • Boyars

  • Clergy (Church)

  • Merchants (military)

  • Peasants

  • Serfs.

PowerPoint Review
  • The Russian population grew 96 million in 53 years.

  • The feudalism in Russia began in 900AD. It ended in 1861 with the act of emancipation (解放) under Czar Alexander II, who got assassinated in 1881. His heir, Alexander III halted all reforms in Russia, meaning that he turned the region into Autocracy like his grandfather meaning he had total power.

  • Romanov is the Russian family that ruled the place for 300 years.

  • Romanov family includes Nicolas I, Alexander II, Alexander III, and Nicolas II. Nicolas I and Alexander III is considered as the Czar of the Dictatorship Unit, and Alexander II and Nicolas II is considered as the Czars that Modernize Russia.

  • Alexander III used strict censorship codes to wipe out the revolutionaries. His secretive carefully watches both secondary schools and Universities. Political prisoners are sent to Siberia.


Paragraph Writing

The Romanov dynasty crumbled under the weight of its own autocratic rigidity and the pressures of modernization and war. Rooted in an unwavering belief in autocratic power, the Romanovs were ill-prepared for the societal changes sweeping across Europe. The Emancipation Edict of 1861, though progressive, unleashed powerful social forces that the rigid Romanov structure could not contain. Bloody Sunday in 1905 and the subsequent creation of the Duma revealed the monarchy's vulnerability and the population's dissatisfaction. The participation in World War I further drained Russia's resources and morale, leading to the February Revolution in 1917. The abdication of Nicholas II, pressured by the war's strain and revolutionary fervor, marked the end of the Romanov dynasty. The Bolshevik Revolution later that year ensured that the Romanovs' three-century reign would transition into a chapter of history, closing amidst the tides of change they could not turn back.


This class, we focused mostly on some of the main Tsars of Russian Empire. Learned loads of new things, but i will still give myself a 7/10 because I still need to remember their names and stuff.

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