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How far did the policies pursued by the government from 1906 -14 bring stability to Russia?

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  • Submitted: 03/02/2009
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AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945

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Following the survival of the Russian government through the 1905 revolution, Russia was still extremely unstable. Even though concessions had been made - such as the allowance of a constitutional Duma, and the abolition of mortgage repayments - citizens were still very unlikely to trust and keep satisfied with the Tsarist government, however, these such concessions did promote some stability amongst the citizens as it divided the opposition, so the Tsar's opponent was lessened with parties such as the liberals being satisfied with the Duma. This still engraved anger seems to have some meaning when the Tsar introduces his Fundamental Laws, in just when the Duma was introduced - this law stated that the Tsar had 'Supreme Autocratic power', therefore, he was all powerful within the state of Russia, which completely eliminates the power of the Duma, as the choices will still be made - like before - by the incompetent viewed Tsar and his government. Moreover, the power of the Duma is yet again tarnished and decreased by the placement of a state Duma which has the power of veto, alongside with the citizens' Duma. Already with the inability to pass their own laws without contradicting the power

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