Local Government Reforms- RUSSIA

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  • Local Government Reforms-
    • Background
      • At the start of Peters reign, local affairs was in the hands of the Voevody (military govenors)
        • Duties included  tax collecting, military mobilisation and administering justice
          • Replaced by burmistry
    • 1708- Voevody replaced by 8 Gurbenii
      • Were to be adminstered with autonomy, but had to send officials to run each Uezd (districts)
        • 1715- Dolis (Fractions) An area to cover peasant households, differing territorially from the uezd
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    • Replacing Gurbenii = 50 Provinces 1719
      • Intended to have elected councillors to advice governors
        • In reality- councillors were elected by senate or governors
          • Corrupt, poor quality, no local supervision
    • 1724- Regimental Districts
      • Responsible for Tax collecting and conscription
        • Overlapped with provincial boundaries
      • Quartering areas supporting each regiment
  • TOO LARGE. TOO MANY OVERLAPS
  • Assessing Overall Success
    • Local government remained unrestrained, as did the provision of Justice
      • Peter was never willing to give full attention to the problems
      • Massive interference from local officials stopped government departments from being effective
      • His reforms didn't follow Swedish influence. Peter just wanted money for war, not to reform Russia for the best

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