RUSS 9-17 Paul, Alexander, Nicholas, and the Crimean War

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1. Background to an era of radicalism a. Russian autocracy and backwardness   estate system, ruling is inherited, no  real modernization other than Catherine and Peter b. Russian Patriarchy and serfdom   women had to be very moral, expected to  behave in a moral way, subordination to men c. European transformation   19 th  century is full of radicalism, enlightenment  transformed Europe, Russia relatively separate from enlightenment ideals 2. Paul (1796 – 1801)   outlawed all things French during the French revolution, tried to  limit exposure from outside, tried to limit anything progressive, killed in a palace coup by  son Alexander 3. Alexander (1801 – 1825)   French revolution has died down, France is controlled by  Napoleon, Alexander was not violent, very spiritual, Russia starts to resent the  backwardness a. Fighting France 
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