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  • Nicholas's Son The Future Alexander II
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    THE RUSSIAN MONARCHY For each generation to react against the generation before it is a characteristic of many reigning dynasties; but particularly of the Russian Imperial House in the century following the death of Catherine the Great, when autocratic Tsars alternated with Tsars who were liberal as inevitably as Fredericks alternated with Christians on the Throne of Denmark. Catherine's son, Paul I, who reigned from 1796 to 1801, was autocratic; and it can often be said to have reacted against ...
  • Polish Plans Metternich
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    After Austria was crushed by Napoleon in 1809, Metternich was created Austria's Foreign Minister, and replaced Johann Philipp von Stadion. He pursued a pro-French policy, going so far as to manage the marriage of Napoleon to Marie-Louise, Emperor Francis's daughter. Following Napoleon's defeat in Russia in 1812, Metternich turned to a policy of neutrality, and attempted to make peace between Napoleon and his Russian and Prussian enemies. In June 1813 he famously met with Napoleon at Dresden, and...
  • Alexander In His Arguments For Emancipation
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    History Essay Why did emancipation take place in Russia in 1861 The emancipation of the Serfs, the peasants owned by the nobility and the rich, was a question that plagued Tsars years before Alexander II granted the Emancipation Ukase in February 1861. In 1858 the serfs of private landowners comprised 22.8 million persons and for centuries had being providing, along with the state peasants, the backbone to Russia economy and comprised a large percentage of all the recruits in the Russian militar...
  • Alexander Iis Reforms
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    It was clear by this stage, that it needed a revolution in order to reform the Russian autocratic Tsarist system. I would therefore conclude that it is extremely clear that the autocratic system of government would not change despite any amount of pressure from the middle classes or the peasant masses. In short it is clear from my examination of the previous Tsars, who have been disinterested in reforming to improve, only in reforming to preserve the autocratic system. It is clear that the only ...
  • Western Theoretical Education Of Alexander
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    Alexander I was born in St. Petersburg in 1777. His parents were Paul, son of Catherine the Great, and Maria Fyodorovna, the former Princess of Wurttemberg. At his birth he was taken to be raised by his Grandmother Catherine the Great. Due to Alexander's troubled childhood and life, he proved to be very insecure and unstable as the Tsar of Russia. Alexander's childhood was troubled by divisions in the family. Both sides tried to use him for their own purposes. Alexander found himself in a diffic...
  • Reign Of Alexander
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    Considered Russia's last true autocrat, Alexander was the epitome of what a Russian Tsar was supposed to be. Forceful, formidable, fiercely patriotic, and at 6 4 towered over his fellow countrymen. He was the embodiment of the fabled Russian bear. He came to power at a critical point in Imperial Russian History. The Industrial Revolution had finally come to Russia and capitalism was taking root. Foreign investment within the country was at an all time high. His father, Alexander II was within ho...

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