Alexander II of Russia

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    In May 1896, the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II only succeeded in highlighting the conceited opulence, indulgence of the Romanov dynasty, and the complete lack of caution regarding the ever-increasing discontent among the Russian peasantry of the late 19th century. The actions or lack thereof of the Tsar and his dignitaries to the tragedy that plagued the coronation itself emphasised the lack of compassion toward their citizens. While it is obvious to see from the collection of diary entries…

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    Tsar Nicholas II – Leadership and Reign Lions, otherwise known as “King of the Jungle,” walk majestically across their territory observing the animals of their kingdom. Their strength and power make them believe that they are the obvious ruler of those beneath them. Just like lions, Tsar Nicholas II felt that he was the only one capable of ruling his land. He thought that God chose him to be the ruler of Russia, and that all his decisions were correct because God put him there to rule. Tsar…

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    saw extensive changes within the political, economic and social structure of Russia. It saw the abdication of the Tsar and the end of over 300 years of Romanov rule. The revolution also saw the formation of the Provisional Government which was made to look after people, until the representatives were elected. The Success of the March 1917 Revolution to a great extent caused by the inept leadership of Tsar Nicholas II. This ineptitude was highlighted through many different factors such as the…

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    She ruled for 34 years from 1762 to 1996 and during her reign there were many advances to Russia but there were also a lot of troubles (McGuire 104). Catherine was full of contrasts; she could be tyrannical but also tolerant, she could be extremely wise or wildly reckless, and she could be generous but other times ruthless (McGuire 25). Catherine threw herself into her job with great enthusiasm. She loved Russia and adored being empress (McGuire 71). She also found a lot of interest a new…

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    lay strewn, lifeless in the streets. Among the figures of men and women you can see, "children's corpses lay in the snow" (The Last Tsar of Russia). Tsar Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia. He was a family man with no desire to rule and did so poorly. He would have driven Russia into the ground had not been forced to advocate. Tsar Nicholas led Russia into many defeats and his people faced extreme poverty and poor working conditions. During Tsar Nicholas's rule more than half the…

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    The fall of the Romanov Dynasty was, in large part, due to the inadequacy and ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II, who triggered; social, political and economic discontent, and hence, brought about his own downfall. He played a key role in the declination of his empire and thereby induced his own deposition through; his inability to lead effectively as a sovereign, as he didn’t possess the necessary character traits to rule and was determined to maintain his autocracy. Another contribution to this…

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    To what extent was Russia ready for revolution by 1903? By 1903, there was existing tension that continued to grow amongst the five social classes of the Russian Empire, with the peasants and workers, who comprised 86% (historylearninsite) of the population, growing increasingly discontent with the autocratic regime which the tsar adamantly elected not to reform. Autocracy, under tsar Nicolas II could no longer conceal the rapidly-emerging political, economic and social problems that were…

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    problems in the Russian Empire to Russian nationalism and conservatism. In addition to this, he is a recipient of IREX awards for research. In his work, Monarchists Against Their Monarch: The Rightists Criticism of Tsar Nicholas II, he addresses the criticism of Tsar Nicholas II from the point of view belonging to the monarchists. Though there was a positive side to the monarchist movement, there was a very negative side to it as well, and they believed that the Tsar himself caused the crisis of…

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    The State Duma

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    seventeen hundreds and was revived in 1906 after the crisis of 1905. It was a corrupt branch of government that was relatively ineffective on account of Tsar Nicholas II and his ability to veto any legislation passed up by the Duma senate. The original State Duma was established in the fourteenth century and consisted of the patricians of Russia. The princes of Moscow would meet unofficially with landowners and the nobles on a regular basis. Soon these aristocratic meetings would be…

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    autocratic ruling of his father Alexandra III. The tsar’s education made him believed, it is right to have all control and power over Russia as “god” appointed him as tsar. He had absolute power meaning he can make laws, overrule laws, appoint minsters, and advise at will without being questioned. The tsar had many minsters that advised him about the affairs and policies of Russia yet he only took the advice that was appealing to him and never altered his policies. Many of his minsters described…

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