Catherine II of Russia

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  • How Far Was Rasputin Responsible For The Collapse Of The Tsarist Regime Case Study

    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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  • The Social Structure Of Tsar Nicholas II In The 1900's

    RUSSIA IN THE 1900’S From 1896 Tsar Nicholas II has ruled the Russian empire taking over from his late father Alexander 3rd. With social classes still as prominent as ever despite the freeing of peasants in 1861 by Tsar Alexander II (Tsar Nicholas grandfather), the Great Russian empire has a social structure like a pyramid. The Tsar and his government placed at the top and peasants at the bottom. PEASENTS: Life as a peasant as we all know is hard. It requires hours on end of work and hardship…

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  • Tsar Nicholas II Mistakes Essay

    Since the early 1600’s Russia had been ruled by the Romanov family. The final Tsars were increasingly ineffective and when Tsar Nicholas II came into power he did not fix the mistakes of the past Tsars and due to his bad leadership he is solely to blame for bringing his country into ruin which in turn led to his downfall, however, the people of Russia were eager for change because of the mistakes of the past Tsars and Nicholas II could not govern the entire country and keep them from wanting a…

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  • Bloody Sunday: The Russian Revolution

    the corruption of the government are problems that have existed for 100s of years. Russia was known as a country with the ability to feed the world. In 1855-1881 Alexander II reigned and during his time he emancipated the serfs of Russia in 1861. After he reigned his son Alexander III did, and he ended this political reform efforts and returned Russia to an absolute rule. When Nicholas II reigned as tsar of Russia many had already disliked his powerful ruling. A small group of aristocrats held…

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  • Tsar Nicholas II Contribution To The 1905 Revolution Analysis

    “What contribution did your leader make to the revolutionary situation?” Tsar Nicholas II was the last Autocratic monarch of Russia under the Romanov rule. His reign, 1864 to 1917, was plagued with misfortune and disaster. It is undeniable that some of the events were entirely out his hands, however majority of Tsar Nicholas II actions led to the Revolutionary Situation in 1917. The decision of fighting in the Russo - Japanese War, the 1905 Revolution, Bloody Sunday, the October Manifesto and…

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  • The Most Successful Anti-Monarchal Revolution

    The political shift that occurred during the early twentieth century in Russia remains one of the most successful anti-monarchal revolutions in history. The political and social climate leading up to the February and October Revolutions of 1917 was unique, fueled by tense relations between the Russian working class and the royal family. It was the detrimental political missteps by Tsar Nicholas II, as well as his inability to compromise and unwavering desire to retain autocratic control of the…

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  • The Romanov Family

    manifested themselves were especially apparent in Russia. For much of the century, the name Russia was obsolete; in its place, the communist Soviet Union took root. Prior to the communist takeover, Russia was under the control of the Romanov dynasty. This particular family was in power for nearly three centuries. However, as time pressed onward, the bloodline and ruling capabilities grew weak and were unable to withstand the ongoing problems that occurred in Russia. The curious and calamitous…

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  • Ivan The Terrible Character Analysis

    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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  • Tsar Nicholas II Coronation

    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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  • Opposition To The Tsarist Revolution Essay

    The opposition in Russia opposed to Tsar Nicholas II autocratic style of before 1905 can be categorised into two main groups: Revolutionaries and Reformers (liberals). In turn the revolutionaries can be further divided into three distinct groups: Populists, Social Democrats and Social Revolutionaries. It has long been debated how much of a danger they posed to the tsardom, before 1905, which is what I shall be discussing. The Populists, who dated back to the 1870s, regarded that Russia’s future…

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