Political problems of Russia in 1855

How did Russia establish its reputation?
Established 40 years before 1855 and came at the end of Napoleonic wars when Russia teamed-up with Britain, France, Austria and Prussia.
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When did Russia's reputation begin to crumble?
The Crimean War 1855
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How did the structure of Tsarism hinder Russia's development
It relied too heavily on the Tsars decision-making.
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What would happen as a result of Ministers becoming frustrated?
They would compete with each other to win the Tsar's attention and therefore relationships between departments would suffer.
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How did the bureaucracy contribute to Russia's problems?
it was inefficient and the size/complexity of Russia meant that the centralised government in St Petersburg could get overloaded.
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Why did corruption and dishonesty occur?
Bribe's were common in lower bureaucracy because Clerks wages were low.
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