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For the first time, the serfs were not tied to the land, and had the opportunity to work for their own benefit. Although it seemed to be a great act that would benefit the serfs above all others, this was not entirely true. The compensation of the landowners far outweighed what the serfs were able to gain. The land that they were provided, was not of the same quality the landlords kept for themselves.

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The uprising in 1848 resulted in?

The emancipation of Russian serfs


What was the emancipation of the Russian serfs?

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