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KEY DATES.

185356: Crimean war
1855: Alexander II's reign begins
1861: Emancipation of the Serfs
186274: Army and Navy reforms
1863: Polish Revolt
1864: Zemstva formed
1866: Alexander II turns reactionary
1870: Introduction of the Duma
187778: RussoTurkish War
March 13st 1881: LorisMelikov Proposals
March 13st 1881: Alexander II assassinated…

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2527 October 1917: Provisional Government members arrested & Bolsheviks coup
1918: Nicholas II and his family are executed

KEY FIGURES.

Alexander II ­ Tsar
Alexander III Tsar
Nicholas II Tsar
Rasputin ­ `Mad Monk' had large influence of Nicholas II
Stolypin ­ Prime Minister, agrarian reforms
Kerensky ­ Prime Minister…

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KEY EVENTS.

Emancipation of the Serfs: Alexander II set the Serf's free of their bonded labouring,
as he felt that Serfdom was holding Russia back from modernising
Bloody Sunday: Father Gapon led a group of workers along with women and children,
who held icons and pictures of the Tsar, on…

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Kerensky feared that Kornilov was trying to overrun the government and take
control, so Kerensky asked Lenin to helped get rid of him, and asked Kornilov to
surrender his command. The Bolsheviks organised the `Red Guards' (armed bands
of workers) and people took to the streets to defend the Provisional…

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Workers Legislation Act: improved working conditions slightly.
Russification: discrimination against national minorities where they lost their freedom
and had to speak Russian and abide by the Russian culture and religion.
Nationalism: a love of land and the belief in the superiority of the country.
Volosts: local administrative areas set up…

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Octorbrists: formed after the October Manifesto, who supported the Tsar but
opposed further concessions, they were a moderate conservative party who were
support by the wealthy.
Trudoviks: split from the SR and became nonrevolutionary, they had moderate
liberal views and wanted a minimum wage and an 8hour working day, they…

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