Opposition to Tsardom

Breakdown with details and analysis of the successes of individual groups opposed to the autocratic government of Russia

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Opposition to Tsardom
Populists Base of support Peasantry and industrial
workers
Aims Constituent Assembly ­
Democratic Socialist
Republic
Tactics Propaganda
Terrorism ­
Assassinations
Successful Assassination tactic
gave revolutionaries
strength
Attracted
intelligentsia; deprived
the government
Arguably delayed
reforms
Unsuccessful Assassination of Alex II
led to repression under
Alex III
Divided when grew
into SRs
(Revolutionaries Vs.
Anarchists)
Liberals Base of support Middle Class - gentry
etc.
Aims Democracy
Basic Civil Liberties
Tactics Law societies
Illegal propaganda
Moderate pressure on
government
Successful Influenced some
political change
Kadets were the
largest party in the first
Duma
Unsuccessful Limited aims meant
generally ignored

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Opposition to Tsardom
Split into Kadets and
Octobrists after
October Manifesto and
couldn't agree on
tactics and couldn't
work as one party
Marxists Base of support Basically catered for
everyone but looked to
the lower classes for
revolutionary action, while
the middle and upper class
led the party
Aims Marxist Revolution
Tactics Secret Cells
Propaganda
Demonstrations and
Strikes
Successful Eventually took control
of Russia and achieved
their ultimate aim
Were able to
overthrow the Tsarist
government fairly
easily
Wide support base and
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Opposition to Tsardom
Only really given the
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