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Pages 953-954; 959-975 UNREST IN RUSSIA By 1871, the era of Great Reforms had run its course, and Russia remained almost the only European country without a constitutional government o Reform-minded youth increasingly turned to revolutionary groups for solutions to political and social problems o The secret police, relying on informers, rounded up hundreds of members of one of the largest groups, Land and Liberty , and subjected them to torture, show trials, and imprisonment When in 1877 a young radical, Vera Zasulich, tried unsuccessfully to assassinate the chief of the
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Unformatted text preview: St. Petersburg police, the people of the capital city applauded her act and acquittal, so great was their horror at the brutal treatment of young radicals from respectable families In 1881, the Peoples Will , a splinter group of Land and Liberty impatient with its failure to mobilize the peasantry, killed Tsar Alexander II in a bomb attack o His death failed to provoke the general uprising the terrorists expected END OF PAGES 953-954 Pg. 959-975, leading up to WWIread on the way home from St. Louis...
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