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    Romanov Massacre

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    On July 16, 1918, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and his five children, along with his loyal servants, descended downstairs and gathered together for a family photo shoot. However, the family photoshoot turned out to be a deceptive trick created by a communist leader, Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik troops to lure the royal Russian family, the Romanovs, out of hiding and to end Russia’s monarchical rule. Once the Romanovs and their servants made themselves known…

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    the tsar's abdication in 1917? Russia is in a disaster. At first, the crowded was delighted to have Nicolas ll appointed Tsar in 1894. However, one man could not control Russia because of its size. Soon, the Tsar lost his power and the empire fell collapsed. The reasons are split by short, medium and long term factors. The mix of cultures in such a large country and the clash of different views and religions were things that had been a long term problem in Russia for a long time. The First…

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    Saint Catherine was born in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347 during the outbreak of the plague. She was the twenty-fifth child born to her mother, although almost half of her brothers and sisters died during their childhood. Bonaventura, Catherine’s sister, died at the age of sixteen, leaving her husband as a widower. Her parents thought that this would be a great opportunity for Catherine to marry, so they suggested that he marry her as a replacement. Catherine was appalled by this idea and ended…

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    How far was Rasputin responsible for the collapse of the Tsarist regime? The Tsarist regime collapsed in March 1917 when Nicholas II abdicated. By the time of the abdication the Tsarist regime had already been damaged by a number of factors that could be held responsible for the overall downfall of Tsar Nicholas II. One of these factors is the influence that Rasputin, a monk who convinced the Tsarina that he could cure her son of his haemophilia. Rasputin’s influence over the royal family made…

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    reigned in Russia from 1613 until its fall in 1917. It was the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia. The fall was prompted by the February Revolution of 1917 which lead to abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. The fall of the Romanov Dynasty was precipitated by a number of changes in Russia, specifically changing attitudes towards the autocratic power held by the Tsar and a shift in the way many Russians viewed the Tsar himself. Many of these changes were caused by the advancement of Russia in terms…

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    Was the fall of Imperial Russia Inevitable? The fall of the Russian Empire was a cause of many events, but was it inevitable? In short yes. I believe that Nicholas II was kindling to the fall of Imperial Russia and World War 1 was the spark that lit it. On the optimist’s side, there were signs of Russia slowly becoming more stable before the war ruined all the progress made. Their economy was rapidly growing in Europe. Russia would have had an industrial economy in less than a decade. Therefore…

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    Russian Revolution Causes

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    world history. The Russian Revolution, known today as a bloody and chaotic revolution, was characterized by the friction that existed between the citizens of Russia and Tsar Nicholas II. In 1917, two revolutions swept through the country, ending the imperial rule that existed. In March, the February Revolution erupted and forced Nicholas II to abdicate. The Provisional Government was created and established, however, it was later overthrown by the Bolsheviks during the Bolshevik Revolution,…

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    This class is is titled “Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1921”. The fact that it spans 21 years of history in the title, as do many books written about this age, show just how complex the revolution was. This paper may be focused on the events that acured in February of 1917 but the social and political changes the effected Russia happened over many years. Many say that they are continuing to this day but that is a topic for another paper. The question posed for this paper is, was the autocracy…

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    How well did Tsar Nicholas II rule Russia in the years 1906-1917? (50 marks) Nicholas ruled Russia abysmally in the years 1906 –1917. He did not understand that his country needed to reform politically if it was to industrialize. He granted reforms after the 1905 revolution to decrease social unrest and bring his country back in control, however, he failed to commit to reform. The economic growth from 1906-1914 created a healthy economy, which created more jobs and opportunities, however, this…

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    perceived them as being difficult, predominantly due to how he was treated by the boyars, the Russian aristocrats. Consequently, Ivan’s emotional scars instigate his anti-boyar policies and actions in the 1550’s and 1560’s. Ivan became the ruler of Russia at the young age of 3 after his father Grand Prince Vasilii III died. Upon his death, his father “ordered the boyars” and his wife Elena Glinskaia to protect Ivan until he reached manhood (Halperin, 47). Thus, Ivan’s mother became his regent…

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