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Further important reforms followed the emancipation. A new system of elected
assemblies at the provincial and Introduc- county levels was introduced in 1864.
These assemblies, tion of known as zemstvos, were elected by all classes ...
For a year and a half, freedom of the press and intense reform activity reigned,
but mostly on paper. Struensee had no popular support, and he naturally
provoked resistance and fury among the landlord class. He was arrested for
crime against ...
majority, forced through the "departmental reform," which meant that the ministers
actually became the heads of their own ministries. Another reform of great
significance was the introduction in 1 842 of compulsory school education.
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