Before the early 19th century Great Britain hosted a representative government; conservatives dominated the government in 1815. Although, a few years later in 1819 a revolt started, troops charged on a crowd that had assembled outside a field to listen to reform speeches. A large number of civilians were injured and killed in the Peterloo Massacre. In this field people were begging for freedom and liberty, they were supporting ...
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...s a stern aristocrat whose military expertise gave him the power. When he assumed the throne a few of his young liberal military officers revolted. This was because he denied the idea of writing a constitution and freeing the serfs. Nicolas crushed these “Decembrists” and turned against any hint of liberalism. The Decembrists became a martyr for liberal politics. Russia’s government stood as a strong conservative government and stayed that way for decades (W&tW p. 593). This revolt only made Nicolas even more conservative. He was scared of revolt so he protects himself by making his country even more conservative than it is. Russia is a good example of how it protects itself very well from other ideologies, and especially liberalism. Russia differs from Great Britain not only in an ideology mentality kind of way, but also in an aspect of how they accept ideologies.
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