Czar Alexander III And Nicholas II Essay

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1) Describe the rule of Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II and the effect on Russian society. Be specific.

The rules of Czar Alexander III and Nicholas II were cruel, oppressive, and completely autocratic. Czar Alexander III saw anyone that questioned his authority, spoke a language other than Russian, or did not worship the Russian Orthodox Church to be threat. He also forced stern censorship rules on written and/or published documents. He sent spies into schools and universities. The only culture permitted to be practiced was Russian (Polish, for example, wasn 't allowed to be spoken). Jews were persecuted all over the country. Nicholas II ruled in a similar, autocratic fashion. The effect on Russia society was limited cultural diversity (because of ban on practicing non-traditional Russian customs). The Russians also did not trust of
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