Era of Great reforms

Era of Great reforms - The era of Great Reforms begins as...

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The era of Great Reforms begins as soon as the Crimean war ends. The culminating point was on Feb 19 th , 1861 - Govt announced emancipation of private peasants. State peasants were emancipated in 1864. Initially Alexander was not open to the idea but later he included public participation to foster debate. The motives behind this were the need for a larger free reserve army in wars (Crimea). Economic development was needed which required a few labor force. Another motive was humanitarian however Alexander never directly made this argument. Ivan Turgenev “A Hunter’s Sketches” (1852). Aleksandr Herzen published “The Bell” in London as it was still illegal in Russia, however due to the public voice, it was being passed around in Russia. In 1857, Alexander appointed the Secret Committee of Peasant Affairs, which consisted of members of the gentry however this was a slow process and did not come to an agreement about land. In Nov 1857, the document called the Nazimov rescript provided
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course HIEU 2152 taught by Professor Robertgeraci during the Spring '10 term at UVA.

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