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1
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Who was his tutor?

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Pobedonostsev

2
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What did Nicholas II declare before his coronation

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he intended “to maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by unforgettable dead father”

3
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What continued?

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Church influence over education increased
Russification continued
The imposition of the Russian language and the Orthodox Church continued, causing bitter resentment in areas such as Poland and the Baltic states.

4
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How was the resentment evident?

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1905, seen in waves of strikes and violent protests

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What was Nicholas II’s attitude to the Jews?

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Did not attempt to ‘russify’ the Jews.
They were simply persecuted, often by nationalist groups known as the Black Hundreds
1903, Okhrana and State policy seemed to endorse violence. 1903, in Kishinev, 2 day pogrom. Houses and synagogues burnt, women raped and killed. Estimated 49 Jews were killed and 2,000 families left homeless.