Met first in Feb 1907, dissolved in June by Nick. Arrests.
Third Duma was made by jerrymandering - a "Landowners Duma".
easier to control - ran five years and was very conservative.
follows by equally conservative Fourth Duma.
The Duma was introduced after public harassment of the Tsar by the
people, and it was included in the October Manifesto. It provided for an
elected representative government, and all political parties were allowed
in. The State needed the Duma's approval before any new laws were passed,
and the Tsar could appoint and dismiss ministers willy-nilly. He still had
a huge amount of power. The Duma was so long coming because Nicholas's
tutor had instilled in him autocracy and anti-change feeling.