Modeling Revolutions Project

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Modeling Revolutions Project I. Incubation Stage -  French Revolution: Russian Revolution: Alexander II's reforms and economic change encouraged minority  nationality demands in the empire. Cultural nationalism led to political  demands and worried the state. Social protest was heightened by the  limitations of reform and by industrialization.  Peasants suffered from famine, redemption payments, taxes, and  population pressure. Educated Russians also were dissatisfied. Business  people and professionals sought more personal freedom and fuller  political rights; the intelligentsia wanted radical political change and deep  social reform while preserving a distinct Russian culture.  Some of the intellectuals became anarchists who hoped to triumph by  winning peasant support. When peasants were not interested, some  turned to terrorism. The government reaction was to pull back from  reform, introduce censorship, and exile dissidents to Siberia.  Alexander II was assassinated in 1881; his successors opposed reform 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course HISTORY 23424 taught by Professor Ditmire during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.

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