Flashcards in Alexander III Deck (12):
What adjustments were made to the education system in 1884?
-Lower class children banned from secondary schools
-Autonomy of universities reduced
-Elections to university councils scrapped
Who was executed in 1887?
-Lenin's brother and 4 others
-Epitomised his repressiveness
What were Land Captains?
-Individuals given job of monitoring/controlling peasants
When was he in power?
What affect did his father's assassination have?
-He 'reacted' to his father's liberal policies
-Many reforms were reversed/altered
-He did however introduce some positive economic measures
Who was finance minister?
List some of his characteristics
-Read widely: cultivated & artistic
-Held up rood of carriage in railway accident
-Determined to uphold autocracy
-Played French horn
-Commanded forces in Russo-Turkish war
Give details of his successful economic reforms
-Salt Tax (1881) and Poll Tax (1886) abolished, which was relief for peasants
-Success in balancing gov. budget
-Accumulation of surplus income through Mendeleev tariff
What was the Peasant Land Bank?
-Established to provide cheap loans for the purchase of land.
What was Russification?
-Aimed to transform peoples of Russian Empire into 'pure' Russians
-Hoped it would prevent discontent amongst minority groups
-Jews targeted though pogroms.
What was the Statute of State Security?
-Dismissal of liberal judges
-Extensive powers given to police
-Inter-ministerial committee could convict anyone to exile for political crimes, without trial.