What was the state of Alexander I's popularity after defeating Napoleon?

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I need help with my Russian History Coursework. I have checked Google scholar for books and academic papers on this question but I can't find anything useful.
The full essay question that I am answering is "To what extent was the failure to carry out meaningful reform responsible for the downfall of the tsar"
Anyone have any info or any books they could recommend or any tips on research methods?
Cheers in advance
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(Original post by GillisRobbieWGS)
I need help with my Russian History Coursework. I have checked Google scholar for books and academic papers on this question but I can't find anything useful.
The full essay question that I am answering is "To what extent was the failure to carry out meaningful reform responsible for the downfall of the tsar"
Anyone have any info or any books they could recommend or any tips on research methods?
Cheers in advance
This is A level?
I thought he died of typhoid having become something of a religious zealot and paranoid with MH issues? Definitely Alex 1?
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This is A level?
I thought he died of typhoid having become something of a religious zealot and paranoid with MH issues? Definitely Alex 1?
This is for A Level course work. I think he died of typhoid. I know that Alex II was assassinated by terrorists and Alex III died of kidney inflammation. I'm asking about whether he was popular in Russia after he beat Napoleon because he declared war on France after arranging peace five years previously and then Napoleon made it to Moscow but Alexander refused to negotiate and then the french all froze or starved and then the Russians were able to march on Paris or something like that, it's an independent research project so I'm still doing quite a bit of my reading for it.
I did read something about him trying to reform religion...
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I think he died of typhoid... I'm asking about whether he was popular in Russia after he beat Napoleon...
But your essay title is about his "downfall". How can dying of typhoid be interpreted as a "downfall"?
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_I_of_Russia
A good few paragraphs post 1815 to get you started?
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But your essay title is about his "downfall". How can dying of typhoid be interpreted as a "downfall"?
I'm not talking about his death though
the question I asked was whether he was popular at the point where he defeated Napoleon and what that meant in terms of how it impacted the downfall of the Tsar in 1917
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_I_of_Russia
A good few paragraphs post 1815 to get you started?
a good suggestion but my teacher said if we want the top marks then we are to avoid wikipedia like the plague
cheers though
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I'm not talking about his death though
the question I asked was whether he was popular at the point where he defeated Napoleon and what that meant in terms of how it impacted the downfall of the Tsar in 1917
(Original post by GillisRobbieWGS)
I'm not talking about his death though
the question I asked was whether he was popular at the point where he defeated Napoleon and what that meant in terms of how it impacted the downfall of the Tsar in 1917
Ah! It's becoming slightly clearer! The Tsar whose downfall you refer to in your question isn't Alexander I, but Nicholas II.
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a good suggestion but my teacher said if we want the top marks then we are to avoid wikipedia like the plague
cheers though
You've got to start somewhere. Pick out some of topics mentioned and do your research about those.
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Ah! It's becoming slightly clearer! The Tsar whose downfall you refer to in your question isn't Alexander I, but Nicholas II.
yeah! I need to start at Alexander I first though because the coursework requires that I cover the period 1801-1917
basically, this post is asking what did Alexander I do that had an influence on Nicholas II downfall 116 years after his coronation
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yeah! I need to start at Alexander I first though because the coursework requires that I cover the period 1801-1917
basically, this post is asking what did Alexander I do that had an influence on Nicholas II downfall 116 years after his coronation
In that case, his popularity for defeating Napoleon is probably irrelevant.

Focus on his domestic policy.

Would your question be better worded as "...the downfall of Tsardom"?
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In that case, his popularity for defeating Napoleon is probably irrelevant.

Focus on his domestic policy.

Would your question be better worded as "...the downfall of Tsardom"?
Do you know what, you actually have the exact words to the question
I worded the question wrong in the first place.
My teachers DO actually want me to answer "... the collapse of Tsarism"
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I'll have a look at his domestic policy
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Do you know what, you actually have the exact words to the question
I worded the question wrong in the first place.
My teachers DO actually want me to answer "... the collapse of Tsarism"
Anyway

I'll have a look at his domestic policy
Cheers
That makes a lot more sense. Always, always check the precise wording of a question! 😀
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