Why was it difficult for opposition movements to challenge the authority of the Tsarist state between 1881 and 1905

Why was it difficult for opposition movements to challenge the authority of the Tsarist state between 1881 and 1905During the period of 1881 and 1905 Russia was ruled by one man, Tsar Nicholas II Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russia’s. He governed his country under an autocratic system which meant he was her only ruler appointed by God himself. This system of autocracy also made opposing his rule difficult. The Russian society at the time was named the ‘Pillars of Autocracy’ helped help support the Tsar in his reign. The social system was mainly supported by the peasant which were used to food the entire county and at the top overseeing the entire ‘pillar’ was the Tsar, Tsarina and their ministers. To help eliminate the threat of opposition Tsar Nicholas II and his father Tsar Alexander III implemented strict policies which made it harder for them to be overthrown. Not to help matters the opposition groups themselves were disorganised in planning successful meetings, strikes and protests. This made it difficult for opposition movements to challenge the authority of the Tsarist state between 1881 and 1905.
The Tsarist state was built upon the belief in autocracy and the ‘Pillars of Autocracy’. The ‘pillars’ were essentially the back bone which supported the entirety Tsarist state. Each level of the pillars represented a different section of the Russian Society. At the top of the pillar was the Tsar and Tsarina, it was there job to govern Russia and all her interests but to help them maintain a loyal population they relied on The Russian Orthodox Church. It was the churches job to preach to the population of Russia and to ensure that the population maintained true to the Tsar. The church was mainly attended by the peasants. Likewise the Tsar also made use of The Fundamental Laws to express to the population that he was their true leader sent by God and that he could not be challenged by anyone for any reason. He additionally used the army to help enforce his…

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