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

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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 which they so detested in the first place, coupled with the forced compliance with the partnership of the state Duma, the stability of Russia for the Tsarist government was extremely low – shown by the dissolution of the Duma, in only two months of its process.

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This further harmed the stability of Russia due to the fact that Russia was now exactly as it had been before the revolution, therefore, nothing at all had changed now – true the constitutional Duma was no big winner, but at least it shone as a beacon of hope and free speech for the less educated, with no more hope, disturbances was sure to ensure, and this is indeed the case with the Vyborg appeal. The Vyborg appeal took place in Finland, where a group of 200 Labourist and Kadet deputies drew up an appeal urging the people of Russia ...

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