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How significant was the 1905 revolution in bringing about change by 1912 After the 1905 revolution Tsar Nicholas Romanov II was forced to concede a Duma parliament The Tsar did not like this idea much but was forced by the public to have one The Tsar believed he was appointed by god to rule Russia He disliked having to share power with different classes to himself So he kept the right to dissolve the Duma and he did so in July 1906 when it demanded changes The Tsar knew that he had to have a Duma to keep another revolution breaking out and it was an easy way of calming the people therefore in March 1907 a second Duma met Yet again this Duma was dissolved in June Then Nicholas changed the voting laws so that one landlord vote was worth nearly 300 peasant votes or 600 worker votes The next election and Duma backed the Tsar and lasted its full term of five years During this time the Tsar appointed Prime Ministers In between the first and second Dumas Nicholas appointed a man named Peter Stolypin Stolypin began to reform Russia in a new radical sense Stolypin wanted to create a class of richer peasants who would support the Tsars government He would call this class Kulaks Stolypin hoped with the creation of this class they would then fully support the Tsar However this plan was faulted with the effects still spreading to the poor and they were still becoming poorer Stolypins other aim was to crack down on strikers and revolutionaries who were a problem in 1905 Stolypin set up special courts between 1906 and 1909 Within these courts over 3000 people were executed Thousands of people were arrested and sent to Siberian work camps In some towns every tenth man was flogged as a warning to the people of what would to them if the adopted and liberal ideas
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