Why Did Alexander II Emancipate The Serfs?

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Why did Alexander II emancipate the Serfs? In 1861 Alexander II made the decision grant the Serfs freedom. There are many reasons as to why Tsar Alexander II decided to emancipate the serfs. The Crimean war was just a simple trigger to Alexander to actually make that change and realise Serfdom was the reason Russia was not modernising as a country, However this was not just a wakeup call to him, but to the whole of Russia also. Serfdom was holding Russia back economically, politically and military wise. Alexander realised the utter social unrest among the Serfs which happened to be 85% of the population. Military Serfdom was a crucial factor as to why the Military was failing incredibly. There are many evidential reasons as to why the
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