Alexander Ii Essays

  • Alexander II

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    Alexander II has been considered “a great historical figure without being a great man, that what he did was more important than what he was.” ( W.E Mosse) For 26 years, Czar Alexander II ruled russia. During his reign, he made his mark on history by stepping outside of the box and going to extreme measures to help his people. He has been labeled as the “Liberator of tsar” for the ending of serfdom. Czar Alexander II of Russia has made an impact on history because of his interesting background

  • Alexander II Dbq

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    hard loss during the Crimean War, the previous Czar Nicholas I position was taken over by his son Alexander II. This brought new change and hope to the people of Russia. Russians were hoping for change at the time, and that is exactly what the driven new Czar had brought to the table. Alexander II came along with the idea of modernization and social change for Russia. In order to do this, Alexander II created his reforms which he thought would be Russia's best interest in order to compete with other

  • Alexander II And The Westernization Of Nineteenth Century Russia

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    Alexander II, at the age of thirty-six, succeeded to power in 1855, after his father Nicholas I passed. As Alexander grew up, he studied and demonstrated a sense of intelligence and humanity. Despite his father and his quite domineering attitude under which Alexander was put, he managed to develop his own opinions and feelings toward what type of government he would provide for his people. Alexander came to power not only during the Crimean War and its aftermath, which ended in loss, but during a

  • Intentions of Alexander II and the Failure of the Emancipation of the Serfs

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    Intentions of Alexander II and the Failure of the Emancipation of the Serfs In the 19th century it was estimated that about 50 per cent of the 40,000,000 peasants in Russia were serfs, who worked on the land and were owned by the Russian nobility, the Tsar and religious foundations. This had been true for centuries; in 1861, however, this was all changed when Tsar Alexander II emancipated the serfs and gave them freedom from ownership. Alexander's decision was based on many reasons, and

  • How Did Alexander II Modernise Russia

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    To What Extent Did Alexander II Succeed In His Attempts To Modernise Russia? Through the examination of the effects of Alexander II’s reforms, it is evident that the Tsar was successful in his attempts to modernise Russia to a remarkably limited extent. This is apparent in the fact that the overall transformation of his country, regardless of substantiation, did not last exceptionally long. It was both his lack of commitment to modernisation and his half-hearted upheaval of long-held traditionalistic

  • The More Autocratic Tsar out of Alexander III and Nicholas II

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    The More Autocratic Tsar out of Alexander III and Nicholas II Pobedonostsev, who instilled in them strong beliefs in autocracy and nationalism, which were reflected throughout their reign, tutored both Tsars'. When comparing the two Tsars', the impact on the political and social system is significant and hints at which Tsar was more autocratic. Alexander and Nicholas were both autocratic politically, but Alexander was keener to uphold Autocracy. This involved setting up the Okhrana, as

  • Alexander II as Tsar Liberator

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    Alexander II as Tsar Liberator When Alexander the second came to power in 1855, he inherited many of the problems that augmented from his previous predecessor, Nicholas the first. This led the tsar to undertake a series of great reforms, which gave him the charming title of “Liberator”. However, were his motives clearly to bring change and a better Russia or were there other motives? Did he expect something in return? After all, for the sake of autocracy he couldn’t just welcome liberation

  • Comparing Degradation in Crime and Punishment, the Possessed, and the Brothers Karamazov

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    economy in the Russia of the 1840s,"1 kept his hand to the pulse of Russia's intelligentsia. Dostoevsky's preoccupation with that same question is understandable given the exigencies of Russian life in his time. When, in l861, the "Tsar-Emancipator," Alexander II, liberated the serfs, pent-up forces for social change were unleashed. In Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation; 1860-65, 2 Joseph Frank notes: All the ideals on which previous Russian life had been founded were called into question; influential

  • The Ems Ukase

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    Ukraine 2001). By 1875, a commission was organized to investigate “Ukrainophile propaganda in the southern areas of Russia” (Encylopedia of Ukraine 2001). As a result of this investigation, a “secret decree written on May 30, 1876 by Russian tsar Alexander II” was written called the Ems Ukase (Encylopedia of Ukraine 2001). “The Ems Ukase was issued in response to the growing Ukrainian nationalism movement and the unrest of Ukrainian Cossacks” (Nationamaster 2003). Issued in the town of Ems, Germany

  • Alexander II's Title as Tsar Liberator

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    Alexander II's Title as Tsar Liberator Amid the Crimean War克里米亞戰爭 of 1854-56, Alexander II阿歷山大二世 succeededç¹¼ä½ to the throneçš‡ä½ of the Romanov Dynastyç¾…æ›¼è«¾å¤«çš‡æœ of Czarist Russia. Russia was finally defeated. He saw hopes of Russia's recovery in reforms. During his reign在ä½æœŸé–“ in 1855-81, Alexander II carried out a broad reform programme, covering the Emancipation of Serfs解放農奴, establishment of zemstva地方議會, judicialå¸æ³•, educational

  • How Does Alexander II Promote Russian Society

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    Russia, their system of government was wrong and things had to change. Serfs or peasants shouldn’t need to look elsewhere to making living after emancipation. Alexander II created zemstvos; responsible for road repairs schools and agriculture also introduced great legal reforms, but his ideas didn’t made him popular or influenced anyone.

  • Russian Reforms Essay

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    successful reform, while Alexander II’s is an example of failed reform. The success of Peter’s reforms led to Russia’s rise as an imperial power, and player on the international stage, especially in Eastern Europe. On the other hand, the failure of Alexander II’s reforms eventually led to Tsarist Russia’s collapse, and the rise of the Soviet Union. Clearly, Russian reforms had an impact on world history, and must be studied as a result. This paper will seek to explain why Alexander II’s reforms failed

  • How successful was Alexander II’s Edict on Emancipation of the Serfs in modernizing Russia in the years 1861-1881?

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    Alexander II was the Tsar Liberator who, despite unflattering characterization by his contemporaries, undertook one of the biggest reforms in Russian history: the liberation of the serfs. Yet despite such a necessary and seemingly humanitarian reform, his life was abruptly finished by a successful terrorist attack following no fewer than ten unsuccessful ones. The main challenge Alexander II faced in his projects towards modernization of Russia was a compromise between advancing his state thorough

  • The Importance Of Industrialization In The Crimean War

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    The first step toward modernization was the emancipation of serfdom. Soon after the war end Nicholas I came to end of his life. Alexander II was on the throne and the Great Reform period of Russia began. He first issued the emancipation manifesto in 1861. Alexander II “took steps to improve the condition of the peasantry. But these steps were only partly successful, depending as they did on the goodwill and voluntary action of landlords (Cracraft

  • English Essay

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    conditions of the setting, was very chaotic and was in turmoil. Crime and Punishment took place in Russia, where Russia during the time Crime and Punishment was written was suffering due to economical downfalls and failure of the poor reforms of Tsar Alexander II; ultimately transforming Russia into a poverty-stricken country. The failure of Alexander’s reforms affected much of setting in which Crime and Punishment was written in, which ultimately contributed in character development of Raskolinokov. This

  • A Brief Look at Late Tsarist Russia

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    “unacceptable” ideologies. It was later in the decade that Russia realized that serfdom was responsible for its civil disorders, industrial poverty, overpopulation, food inadequacy, and military incompetence. It was for these reasons that tsar Alexander II called to an abolishment of the act as a means of strengthening Russia. This was, for instance pushed by the need to have a stronger and larger army to fight in the Crimean War unlike the previous one which only had serfs as military men . As

  • Emancipation Reforms Dbq Essay

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    Tsar Alexander II’s establishment of the Emancipation Reform of 1861. Although we see benefits since the Emancipation Reform of 1861, these benefits are connected to oppression, proven by many sources containing evidence of peasant land being mistreated, as well as evidence that they were still fighting for freedom from oppression. While reform did create an emancipated peasantry, it also created a false sense of hope for the freed serfs, as they would soon become conscious of. Tsar Alexander freed

  • The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Russia

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    and education and ultimately a political change. Women began banning together and advocating change and the overthrow of the tsar. The freedom on the serfs in 1861 only sparked the women to act further, which came to a dramatic climax when Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 by a revolutionary group led by a woman. Women were finally beginning to be seen with political validity. The document, an excerpt and translation of Elizaveta Kovalskaia’s memoir, gives a firsthand account of the events

  • Happiness in the Fourth Epistle of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man

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    Alexander Pope's philosophical poem An Essay on Man, published in 1732-134, may even more precisely be classified, to use a German phrase, as Weltanschauungliche Dichtung (worldviewish poetry). That it is appropriate to understand An Essay on Man as world view in verse, as a work which depicts humanity's relationship to and understanding of a perplexing and amazing world, is indicated in the statement of the poem's "Design" in which the author avows that his goal was to examine "Man in the abstract

  • Alexander Techinque

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    The Alexander Technique is not so much something you learn as something you unlearn. It is a method of releasing unwanted muscular tension throughout your body which has accumulated over many years of stressful living. This excess tension often starts in childhood and, if left unchecked, can give rise in later life to common ailments such as arthritis, neck and back pain, migraines, hypertension, sciatica, insomnia and even depression. Vast amounts of money are being spent on the treatment of these