How the Tsar's Autocracy Worked

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Powers the Tsar had/appeared to Have

  • For 4 centuries the central state power in Russia was the Tsar
  • Tsardom was based on Orthodoxy, autocracy and nationality

Orthodoxy

  • The faith in God, the divine will of the Tsar and the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Led to ruthless suppression of rival catholic and uniate Churches e.g. Poland
  • Church was the defender of the Tsar

Autocracy

  • Ruling class…

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