Alexander II Essays
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From 1801-1917, Tsarist autocracy was the political system of the Russian empire; it stemmed from the idea that the Tsar’s had the divine right to rule, i.e. that the Tsars obtained power through God instead of through the consent of the Russian people. The system had been in place since the time of Peter I (1682-1725), who had removed the independence of princes and boyars but came to an end in 1917. The Tsar ruled by decree and appointed second-tier...
Russia’s nationalism and imperialism stemmed from historical events. The French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte commanded his strong army to begin attacks against Russia in June 1812. At the time of Russia’s attack, Napoleon was one of Europe’s most powerful political leaders and military commanders. He had become accustomed to defeating states whose rulers opposed his idea of controlling the European continent. His military proficiency created a war concept and period that were named after him. Russia’s Tzar Alexander I resisted Napoleon’s...
Alexander II ascended to the throne with immediate problems from the Crimean War 1853 to 1856, it proposed that the lack of ability to seize territory would lead to economic strains as modernization would be difficult to achieve especially in the First World War as there would not be enough time to modernize. The secondary operations in the Caucasus in the Black Sea resulted in the Russian fleet being destroyed, suggesting the economy was struggling since the Treaty of Paris...