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Alexander III became Tsar

1881 - 1894

Nicholas II became Tsar

1894

Bloody Sunday, 1905 Revolution Began

Jan 1905 - June 1905

Bloody Sunday - Sunday 9th Jan 1905

Tsar agreed to October Manifesto

10/01/1905 - 10/31/1905

OCTOBER MANIFESTO:
- Freedom of speech, religion + press
- Elected Duma with authority - laws had to be agreed by Duma
- November - 2nd Manifesto - improve Peasants Land Bank + abolish redemption payments

Fundamental Law Issued, First Duma Began

1/1/1906 - 12/31/1906

FUNDAMENTAL LAW:
- Went against promises of October Revolution + reasserted power:
-Tsar - Supreme Autocratic Power
-Tsar - Govern by issuing decrees
-Council of State set up (ruled by Tsar sympathisers)
-Laws passed by Duma had to be agreed by C of S + Tsar - Reform unlikely
-Gov ministers appointed by Tsar

Tsar Abdicated

3/1/1907 - 3/31/1907

February Revolution 1917