ALEXANDER II REFORMS: CENSORSHIP & THE CHURCH (1858 - 1870)

Chloe Fairbrother
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AS - Level History - Russia Mind Map on ALEXANDER II REFORMS: CENSORSHIP & THE CHURCH (1858 - 1870), created by Chloe Fairbrother on 10/11/2015.

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ALEXANDER II REFORMS: CENSORSHIP & THE CHURCH (1858 - 1870)
  1. NEWSPAPERS
    1. Permitted to discuss and comment on GOVERNMENT POLICIES!
      1. No longer had to submit work for approval prior to publication (preventive censorship abolished!)
        1. EDITORS given more freedom.
        2. BOOKS
          1. Numbers of publications INCREASED from 1020 (1855) to 1836 (1964) and 10,691 (1894).
            1. No longer had to submit work for approval prior to publication (preventive censorship abolished!)
              1. Some proved to be OVERLY radical and critical of the regime.
              2. - PUBLIC OPINION WAS TAKING SHAPE AND BECOMING FAR MORE REFORMED (remember, education reforms contributed to a more literate population!)
                1. NOT ALWAYS ANTI-GOVERNMENT...
                  1. ... The autocratic regime didn't encourage a general 'FLOW OF OPINION!'
                2. Minimal, half-hearted attempts to ELIMINATE CORRUPTION within the Russian Orthodox Church.
                  1. In the earlier stages of Alexander II's reign, there was SOME attempt to improve the conditions of the JEWS and other ETHNIC MINORITIES.
                    1. - The 1863 POLISH REBELLION saw this lenient treatment abandoned!
                    2. - Events of 1870s prevented these aspirations from becoming a reality.
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