Change and Continuity in government (Fundamental Laws and Duma)

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  • The Fundamental Laws
    • April 1906 the Tsar attempted to reassert his authority.
    • The Tsar was in a better position in April 1906 than in October 1905.
    • Tsar introduced article 4: Saying that he had absolute God-given autocratic power.
    • He had sole authority over the Army and dealings with foreign nations.
    • Article 87: Set out the relationship between Tsar and the Duma, remained supreme sovereign power. The Duma couldn't make laws without the Tsar.
    • The Tsar could dissolve the Duma as and when he wanted.

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