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  • Alexander III imposes strict censorship codes on published materials and documents, in order to wipe out revolutionaries.
  • Czar Alexander III oppresses other nationalities in Russia, by speaking only Russian and forbidding the use of minority languages in schools. Violence against Jewish people broke out
  • Nicholas II becomes Czar in 1894, and he continues the tradition of Russian autocracy
  • The government sought foreign investors and raised taxes to finance the buildup of Russian industries. Work conditions worsened, and there was child labor. Movements for power began.
  • Karl Marx started a group stating that the proletariat would overthrow the czar and run the country. Petitions for personal freedom began, and Nicholas' generals ordered soldiers to fire at the peaceful protestors. This event was known as "Bloody Sunday." 
  • When Czar Nicholas II dragged his soldiers into war, his wife, Czarina Alexandria ran the government. In her time, she ignored the Czar's advisiones and fell under the influence of Rasputin. During the March revolution, Nicholas II stepped down.
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