Analyse the reasons why the domestic reforms introduced by Alexander ll after 1856 increased rather than diminished revolutionary sentiment in russia
Alexander II government could be termed as oppressive and he was fearful of revolution hence he stared with the emancipation Act that enable the serfs get freedom as they were still bound to their land by MIRS and had to pay redemption payments for 49 years. This reform was encouraged by ending serfdom and seeing the failure of Russian troops in the Crimean War. Furthermore, legislation was very important since farmers wanted to have their defined place in Russia (Yiǧit Gülseven, 2017). The legal system on the local level enhanced, although peasants had their trials by separate courts, strengthening division of classes. though they requested for a liberal section of the nobility for a representative government at national level in which public issues could be debated but the government opposed this. Additionally, the reforms on local governments meant that in the year 1864, Zemstvos be introduced. This encouraged class division, though at the same time, improved administration and proved that Russians could be democratic. Lastly, the reform on education sector was meant to modernize and strengthen Russian living standards.