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Tsarist Autocracy
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Tsarist Autocracy, or simply Tsarism, is a regional tendency of Absolute Monarchism. He is an Authoritarian Right, Culturally Conservative, and Economically Far-Right ideology. Tsarism believes that a Tsar, a Monarch, should rule the government, making it a Slavic version of Monarchy. It is distinctly Orthodox and for some time supported a serf system, believing Lord's rights over human rights.

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Tsarism began with Ivan IV, known as Ivan the Terrible, who was crowned the first Tsar of All Russia in 1547. His reign marked the centralization of power in the hands of the Tsar, diminishing the influence of the boyars (nobility). The Romanov dynasty, which started with Michael Romanov in 1613, continued this trend, expanding the Russian Empire significantly and consolidating autocratic rule. Tsar Peter the Great (reigned 1682-1725) further modernized Russia by adopting Western technologies and administrative reforms, transforming Russia into a major European power. His successors, including Catherine the Great, continued these efforts, but the autocratic nature of Tsarism often led to social and political tensions.

By the 19th century, the autocratic system faced significant challenges from a rapidly changing society. The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 by Tsar Alexander II marked a significant reform, but it did not quell rising discontent among the peasantry and the growing industrial working class. The early 20th century saw increasing revolutionary activity, culminating in the Russian Revolution of 1905, which forced Tsar Nicholas II to grant limited reforms, including the creation of the Duma (parliament). However, the autocratic structure largely remained intact until the February Revolution of 1917, which led to Nicholas II's abdication and the eventual collapse of Tsarist rule, paving the way for the Bolshevik Revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union.

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  • Socialism - I already freed the serfs what else do you want! Not my fault that that the Great War happened!
  • Ottomanism - I enjoyed wrecking your ahh!

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