Russia in Revolution: How did the regime maintain control after the events of 1905?
Four main ways:
- The October Manifesto: This appeased the liberals and was the first method of ending the resistance. The liberals were targetted first as they could provide the biggest threat, not in terms of numbers, but in terms of having the brains to unite all opposition to create a coherent threat to the regime.
- Redemption payments were halved: This appeased the peasants and was the first reform really targetted at them for many years. As they had no real concept of…
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