Alexander the 2nd the Great Reformer

Alexander the 2nd the reformer
          Alexander was born in 1818 as the eldest son of Nicolas the 1st and charlotte of Prussia. His education was managed by the poet and translator Vasily Zhukovsky. His teacher gave him a broad education and exposed him to many other languages and cultures. The young Alexander was taken on a tour through 20 regions of Russia and through a few other prominent European countries, this was very uncommon fort he time he lived in. This style of education has affected Alexander greatly and is the reason to why he had such great plans in reforming and advancing Russia. Alexander became tsar after the death of his Father. The first year of his region he devoted to the Crimean war. After this exhausting battle he, with the courage of the folk, wanted to change Russia and lead it to advancement through several great reforms which meant to improve the life of the poor and increase Russia’s all capital in total.
            The first and most important of his reforms was the emancipation of the serfs. In Russia, the peasants were bound to their land meaning that if the land was given to a Nobel as a present or for money then the peasants would become serfs of that Nobel.   The nobles had complete control over the lives of the peasants and could even trade them like regular life stock. The serfs built mirs which represented the serfs’ voice. With the main aim of fairness, they distributed the land in stripes to the families of serfs. This was excellent in fairness but pathetic in an economic view.   In 1850 more than half of the populations of Russia were serfs and with the number of peasants still growing the good arable land was getting scarce. Since the land did not belong to the people themselves but to the nobles, the peasants would not properly cultivated the land but rather exhaust it. Alexander noticed very early that it could not continue like this if Russia was to economically advance. And even though he was never really showed...