Nicholas II's Regime

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When did Nicholas II come to power?
1894
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Why did he believe he had the right to rule over the Russian empire?
He believed in his divine right to the throne
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Who had tutored Nicholas II?
The conservative Konstantin Pobedonostev
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When did Nicholas II refuse to establish a parliament?
Between 1894-1905
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What was Nicholas II willing to use in order to suppress protests?
The armed forces, and elite forces (the Cossacks)
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When was the general strike in Rostov suppressed?
1902
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When was the strike in Odessa suppressed?
1903
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What did Nicholas II encourage against the Jews?
Pogroms
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What did 'The Black Hundreds' support?
Russian nationalism, anti-Semitism, and the tsarist system of government.
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What did 'The Black Hundreds' do?
They organised marches in support of the Tsar in working class districts, and often used violence to intimidate workers.
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What were the three major weaknesses within Nicholas II's government?
Thousands of civil servants helped to rule Russia - decisions could be slow to implemented, there was corruption and bribery, and the Tsar was indecisive and easily influenced.
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What was the major impact of Nicholas II's oppressive regime?
Frustration increased within Russia - many people supported political opposition groups.
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Why did the Tsarina pose a problem?
She often encouraged the Tsar to stay at home, rather than attend public events or meetings with advisers. She was unpopular because she was German, a problem worsened by WWI, 1914.
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How did the Russian Orthodox Church support Nicholas II?
The leadership of the Church supported the Tsarist government. They promoted in the countryside the message that the Tsar had been directly chosen by God to rule Russia.
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