POLI 130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Democratic Reform British Columbia, Decembrist Revolt, House Of Romanov

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Key factor to transitioning
Timing
How late or how early
Sequence of democratization and industrialization
UK, France: Democratization and then
industrialization
Germany and Italy: Industrialization and then
democratization
Northern Europe: monarchies tended to give up power and transfer
to democracy rather peacefully
Southern Europe: dictators until the end of the 20th century
Russia
19th century..
While everyone was transitioning to modern nation
states, Russia was still a huge empire
Biggest country → land wise
3rd largest in population
In the five great powers
Old fashioned, agricultural society (FEUDAL SOCIETY)
Aristocrats had much larger farms and more
control
Less democratic reform bc of the strong
aristocrats
Less economic development
Still stuck on the farm
Other nations industrializing and developing
technologies
Monarchy was particularly strong
Stronger than Louis XIV in France
Why?
Czars controlled the religion and owned a
lot more land and business
Famous rulers
Peter the Great
In power 1682-1725
Influenced by Western leaders
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This meant Louis XIV and the centralized
monarchy
Got ideas on how to reform the military and
weaken the local governments → strengthen
the monarchy
Catherine the Great
Ruled from 1762-1798
Time period: US and French revolutions
One of the strongest monarchs in Russian history
Wasn’t even Russian → Prussian
Spoke Russian with Prussian accent
Parents had married her to Peter III as a way as
strengthening ties between Russia and Prussia
Peter III a weak ruler → only in power for
six months
Nobles didn’t like that he was so
friendly with the Germans
Put his wife in power
Influenced by the Enlightenment (bc of ties with
Prussia)
Reformed government
Gave more power to the local levels
Tiny, baby steps compared to US,
France
Nicholas I
Became czar in 1825
Crushed Decembrist revolt by killing everyone
1825; Motivation came from soldiers who
fought against Napoleon in the West and had
seen how other countries had democratic
reforms and wanted to have same thing in
their country
Became one of the most conservative Russian
monarchs
Resisted Western influence
Supported monarchies everywhere
Famous for three part ideology (SALES PITCH)
Orthodoxy
Dominance of the Russian Orthodox
Christian Church
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