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CHAPTER IV. EVOLUTION AND EFFECTS OF TZARDOM. STATUS OF INDIAN AND
RUSSIAN PEOPLES CONTRASTED ? RUSSIAN LANDSCAPE ? AREA AND
POPULATION ? RIVERS ? MOUNTAINS ? SEASONS ? THE MUZHIK ? NUMBERS
AND DISTRIBUTION ? GREAT RUSSIANS ? MIGRATORY HABITS ? TARTAR
DOMINION ? ITS EFFECTS ?RISE OF AUTOCRATIC FORM OF RULE?THE FIRST
TZAR OF RUSSIA ? ENSLAVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE ? POWER OF THE NOBILITY
? STATE OF RUSSIA IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ? PETER THE GREAT
?RUSSIA'S TCHINOVNIKS AND INDIA'S OFFICIAL CLASSES COMPARED
COMPENSATION ALLOWANCES ? DISABILITIES OF ENGLISH OFFI-
CIALS?RULERS AND RULED IN RUSSIA?PETER'S REFORMS ? FEEL- ING
AGAINST GERMANS?FRENCH REVOLUTION?THE USES OF THE MASSES ? THE
INVASION OF INDIA PROJECTED ? RUSSOPHOBIA ? EFFECT OF THE
NAPOLEONIC WARS. The kind of over-government which is unsettling
Indian and the conservative habit of the native mind is honour-
peoples able to the good intentions of the masters of India. Ct"'
""' Forgetful of the slow evolution of their own institu- tions,
they are in too great a hurry to force the same blessings on their
dependency; that is all. In Russia things are done differently.
There the Government, fearing the people, deliberately keeps them
abject and ignorant. Thus, whilst the Indian peoples participate in
all the rights and privileges of citizenship in the greatest
democratic empire in the world, the muzhiks of Russia are nearly as
Russian landscape. Area and population. stagnant and brutish as
they were five hundred years ago, before their princes had thrown
oft" the Tartar yoke. Let us look into their history a little, and
see how it is that whilst most of the world is progressing towards
light, Russia is still sunk in medieval darkness, a sort of China
in Europe. There is nothing beautiful, nothing joyous, i...
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