T1: Political opposition to the Tsarist system of rule

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 17-01-18 15:35

Reasons for opposition

  • There was a long history of opposition to the Tsar's autocratic rule in the 19th century: some opposition groups resorted to violent tactics such as the 'People's Will', who assassinated Alexander II in 1881
  • More Russians wanted a complete change in the way Russia was ruled: a growing middle class demanded constitutional government and political…

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