Talk:Peter III's Manifesto Freeing Nobles from Obligatory Service, 1762

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Peter III's Emancipation of the Nobility

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Study Questions

  1. Why were nobles originally required to serve the state? What has changed since that time?

  2. What is the new procedure for leaving state service? What limitations and restrictions still apply?

  3. What is the significance of foreign travel and service?
  4. How might this act have been perceived by other non-noble social groups? To what extent can this measure be said to have redefined the terms upon which the relationship between state and society in Russia was structured?
  5. What was expected of retired nobles? What are their continuing obligations?

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