Editors. "Tsar Nicholas II suppresses liberties in Finland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19278, accessed 27 October 2016.]
Tsar Nicholas II suppresses liberties in Finland (78 words)
Historical Context Note
Russian Tsar Nicholas II had appointed Nikolay Bobrikov as the Governor-General of Finland, who was hostile to the Finnish people, seeing them as a threat to Russia. Now with the signing of the February Manifesto, Nicholas II endorses a program that suppresses the established traditions and culture of Finland. Russian laws are given precedence over those of Finland, and the imperial Russian government claims the right to rule the country without the consent of the local legislative body.19278 Tsar Nicholas II suppresses liberties in Finland 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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