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The term tsarism describes the type of society in the time of the autocratic ruling Russian tsars . Sometimes the reign of the tsars in other countries such as Bulgaria and Serbia is also called this.

Tsarism was a more centralized form of feudalism . However, the development was slower under Tsarism. For example, serfdom was not abolished until 1861, some 50 years later than in Western Europe, but four years before slavery was abolished in the United States . Despite considerable industrial production (steel, coal, oil, military supplies), the Russian Empire fell more and more behind the major Western European powers. The reason for this was the inefficiency of the state-controlled development of industry, which was only promoted in the urban centers. While an industrial proletariat emerged in large cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg due to the rural exodus, the vast majority of the rapidly growing rural population remained in poverty and the legal and social order of feudal society.

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  1. See History of the Abolition of Slavery ( Memento from May 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive )