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War and Peace
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  • At that time the two famous decrees were being prepared that so agitated society—abolishing court ranks and introducing examinations to qualify for the grades of Collegiate Assessor and State Councilor—and not merely these but a whole state constitution, intended to change the existing order of government in Russia: legal, administrative, and financial, from the Council of State down to the district tribunals.

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  • She is in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
  • The dictator’s first move was to abolish free speech and a free press.

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