Stolypin Reforms to Tsarist Russia

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How far do you agree that Stolypin’s reforms brought stability to the Tsarist Regime before 1914? To some extent, Stolypin’s reforms did bring stability to the Tsarist regime before 1914. Stolypin was appointed as president of the council of ministers in July 1906 to bring stability to Russia after the events in 1905. There was a failed revolution in 1905 which contained many riots and public unrest Stolypin’s main aims were to bring stability to Russia by pleasing the different groups of Russia. This was done by improving law and order, introducing a Parliament or Duma and improving the socio-economic conditions of the peasants and the workers. Some of these brought stability to the Tsarist regime pre 1914 such as the 3rd and 4th Dumas but others did not bring much stability and some were not stable at all. Law and Order did bring stability to the Tsarist Regime as Stolypin established filed court Martials in the countryside. As a result, 1144 died from the months of October 1906 to May 1907. He also introduced a system where there were quick military trials for suspected terrorists and if they were part of a group that were planning a rebellion. If found guilty, they were often publically hung, sentenced to death or sent to Siberia. A thousand newspapers ceased publication and six hundred trade unions were forced to close. But, he did improve the civil and human rights of the citizens which brought stability to the tsarist regime in the short term but not in the long term as the people of Russia will want more. Overall, there was some stability before 1914, but stability will decrease as the time goes closer to 1914. The peasantry were the most successful for Stolypin and for tsarist Russia as peasants were freed from the commune and were allowed to have their own land. They were also encouraged to buy their own and so they could live more comfortably.
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