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I believe that throughout history the Tsars felt threatened They then reformed in order to stay in power and to stay in for power alone However this mindset only had an effect when the Tsars power was threatened Nevertheless I believe that to find the factors that had an effect on the Russian system of government one must look for the reason why felt threatened Here war was an important factor however it was not the only factor Otherwise reform would not have occurred without war I believe that if these other aforementioned factors were important enough to cause political change then they must rank alongside war in terms of importance However it was not the locomotive of history i Together with discontent in the populace and its manifestations strikes revolutionary activity and assassinations I believe War invariably changed the Russian political system I believe war had an impact for several reasons Throughout the period described Russia took part in three wars in which they were crushed Firstly when a country fails in war some would see it as being a sign that the country is less advanced in general Firstly the realisation that ones country was backward and prone to invasion threatened the Tsars power which then induced political change He realised that if something was not done to improve and modernise that external enemies could be more of a danger than internal ones I have chosen an example to illustrate this After the 1854-6 Crimean War Alexander II initiated the emancipation of the Serfs the creation of the Zemstvos the Dumas and the independent judiciary He was even compelled to consider relinquishing a sizeable proportion of his power to the populace but died before being able to implement these ideas This was as a direct result of Alexander having the aforementioned realisation Secondly war has the inevitable effects on the populace Unlike Bismark the Tsars did not have the political clout necessary to
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