2) And it all began in Russia (duh) in the 1850s....
1) Hey kids! Today I am going to tell you a very exciting and awesome story.. about the modernization of Russia!
Russia - Mid 1800s
2) They decided to follow the lead of other countries and modernize! They needed to reform the country to make everyone happy again!
1) One day, Russia realized that a lot of serious conflict was going on and that it was very bad for the country and all who lived there.
Serfdom was the biggest issue of the time! So many people were unhappy, it led to many revolts against the government!
Abolish serfdom! We want a liberal constitutional state! Listen to the people!
And well..because Russia didn't listen...
The Crimean War happened.......
This was a war that took place between 1853 and 1856 because Russia wanted to expand their land, but other countries weren't happy about this and didn't agree. Russia was defeated by France, Britain and the Ottomans...and they finally realized it was time to reform!
The government woke up and realized that the country needed improvements! They needed to become a stronger military force, but they also needed to make the people that lived there happy.