How Far Did Nicholas 1 Reform Russia

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Nicholas 1 divided his government into five sections, in aim to make his system absolutely autocratic. His first section was responsible for all administration and promotions of all important positions in the empire. His second section of law was Responsible for the codification of all of Russia’s laws into a single document. His third section of secret police Responsible for the internal security, gathering information and intelligence about the Empire and the identification and arrest of revolutionaries and the monitoring of all ideas in the Empire. The fourth section was for monitoring what schools and universities were allowed to teach. The fifth section was responsible for investigating ...view middle of the document...

To start there were rebellions sweeping Europe which increasing worried Nick as he was a autocratic leader and felt the rebellion could come his way. Another point that worried Nick was that Russia's 2 biggest conservative allies we currently being leaded by indecisive leaders. Nick described this situation as not counting the 3 countries as 3 and only as 1.5. As the revolt spread one of Russia's allies fell due to the rebellion. At this point Nick was panicking and asked Queen Victoria for some help but she denied his request. While on top of all of this there were many internal events happening in Russia. Firstly Russia was having a severe cholera epidemic then to make it even worse for the Russians they had had the worst crop harvest they had had in 30 years. Now as the threat of revolt had grew dramatically by this point Nick decided to reduce the amount of foreign propaganda allowed into Russia as an attempt to maybe stop the Russian people being tempted by it. But the revolting wasn't stopped and 21 men who had been arrested and captured because of revolting were sentenced to death. But then as an attempt to show how merciful of a Tsar he was but as well as showing the dangers of if people wish to be part of revolting activity he sent in someone to stop the executions last minute. This didn't turn out they way Nick wished for it to though as the intelligentsia saw this as great mental cruelty to the 21 men. Then it looked the shutdown of universities so the Fourth Section introduced a new leader Shikmatov and the universities became very strict and lost 25% of their placements. Nick thought he started to maybe pick up a little as he helped the 48 revolution, he gave 6 million roubles to help the Austrian regime. But the real downfall of Nick came when the Crimean war started. It completely crushed this illusion that Nick had started to create. The Crimean...

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