Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [roberts.GED] [dianess.ged] Reign: 1855 to 1881. On march 3, 1861, over the strong objections of the landowning nobility, Alexander II freed the serfs and began a program of dramatic reform. He abolished corporal punishment, restructured the judiciary and the educational system and denied many of the privileges the nobility had enjoyed. In fact, the emancipation of the serfs brought financial hardshiop tomany landowning families. Tsar Alexander III cound not admit that reofrm had failed and that his regime was ingraned with terror, choking in bureaucracy, drowning in ignorance and greed. he grew more rigid, more cranky, more repressive and now the deadly spiral spin faster and faster. More young men and women arrested; more violence against the state; more attempts at assassinated by revolutionaries. Tsar Alexander II was assassinated by revolutionaries. Notes: Harrison E. Salisbury (American Historian)
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