Essay on The Romanov Rule in Russia
In 1900, the Russian empire compromised 23 different nationalities;
many resented Russian rule. Russians made up 40% of the empire's 132
million people. 77% of the population were peasants; 10% belonged to
the middle class, and 1% to the nobility. The remaining 12% included
priests, urban workers, officials, Cossacks, and foreigners.
In the early 1900s, Russia was on the brink of crisis. Failed
harvests, inflation, and economic depression saw Russia's peasants and