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PS 105 Presentation - Debating the Legitimate Use of...

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Tsar Nicholas II, like his father, strived for modernization in the industrial sector  while maintaining his authoritarian political role. He tried to suppress any form of free  thinking, the Jewish minority, censor the press and universities, as well as exile  dissenters. With industrialization came urbanization and an unhappy peasantry that  sought greater property rights. The state was also severely weakened by the war with  Japan because of the resources being delegated to the war and the waning support for  the war.   On   01/09/1905, the workers engaged in a peaceful protest, in order to procure  better working conditions, higher pay and more egalitarianism within the political  system. The protestors were fired on by the police and chaos ensued. Nicholas  considered further suppression of the Russian people but then thought better of it and  began to grant his subjects some of the rights they had been asking for. This only lead  to further chaos, as people began to see the authoritarian regime weakening. By  10/30/1905, Russia had theoretically installed many aspects of a republic. All  throughout Russia, the proletariat uprisings continued and were met with violent  suppression. By 1906, the Tsar had institutionalized his power as being preponderant  over all other government entities’ such as the Duma, and Russia, for the most part, 
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course POLY SCI 105 taught by Professor Reyes during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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