Russia had continued imperialist expansion causing internal unrest. New Slavic nations, Serbia and Bulgaria, were created, and conservatives talked of Russian leadership of a pan- Slavic movement that would be an effort in uniting the Slavic people.
"OUR LIVES ARE UNFAIR!"
In China, the Russians moved into Manchuria and gained long-term leases to territory. Russia encountered the similarly expanding Japanese and was defeated in the Russo- Japanese War of 1904-1905.
This loss caused protests to form in Russia, urban workers and peasants banded with liberal groups.
"HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY LIKE THIS?!"
The government caved in and created this national parliament called the Duma, taking the power away from the tsar. Minister Stolypin thus introduced important peasant reforms that greater freed people from redemption payments, liberal purchase, and sale of land.
The government caved in and created a national parliament called the Duma. Minister Stolypin introduced important peasant reforms that resulted in greater freedom from redemption payments, liberal purchase, and sale of land.
The people cannot keep going like this anymore! We need to do something the appease the situation.
This did help peasant unrest and the Kulaks began increasing agricultural production but this plan quickly became unhinged.
Our conditions still have not improved! We are sick of this!
Police repression thus resumed since the Duma was helping no one, causing Russia to turn once again to the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans, leading to World War I.
We are going to have to take some serious measures if were going to try and fix our country.