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How Successful Was The Regime In Overcoming The Opposition To The Regime

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How successful was the regime in overcoming the opposition to the regime?
Opposition was slowly growing within the Tsars Empire and Alexander II felt threatened and took action that in fact reversed some of his reforms. He was very disgruntled that people were actually going against him, as he considered himself to have done so much for them, the biggest being emancipation. What he did not realise was this made people greedy and gave them a taste for freedom, and gave many the incentive to spur on for further reform. Due to this, he went back on his words and tightened up many reforms in an attempt to clamp down on those who opposed him, succeeding in the process.
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All this was essential to the success of the regime, as peasants had the most reason to rise up against the regime and by precluding the peasants from education he ostracised them from potential opposition groups.
A further means to overcome opposition was the tightening up and changes implemented in the police and law courts. Alexander II appointed Shuvalov, who sent prisoners to exile, and often the journey there was so harsh that they died on the way. Secret police were assigned to track down trouble makers in Switzerland, and any potential opposition groups. Prisons, which were practically full, had barbarous conditions. Mass executions became more common, with alexander II using it as a method to warn any potential opposition of the consequences. Moreover, because open trials backfired as revolutionaries got publicity due to testimonies being reported in press, Alexander II transferred political cases to military courts which were conducted in secret, away from the public, and away from scrutiny.
However, contrary to this, opposition was not a complete failure, as fundamentally it lay seeds for future movements, as many of these revolutionaries or opponents ended up joining parties such as SD’S or SR’S. Furthermore, political assassinations sparked public sympathy. There was also some cooperation between ‘Land and liberty’ and zemstvos, which was important as it stimulated political activity. Moreover, Populism was...

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