Talk:Peter III's Manifesto Freeing Nobles from Obligatory Service, 1762
Peter III's Emancipation of the Nobility
- Why were nobles originally required to serve the state? What has changed since that time?
- What is the new procedure for leaving state service? What limitations and restrictions still apply?
- What is the significance of foreign travel and service?
- How might this act have been perceived by other social groups? To what extent can this measure be said to have redefined the relationship between state and society?
- What was expected of retired nobles? What were their continuing obligations?
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