Weaknesses of the Tsar

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  • Weaknesses of Nicholas II
    • Left Petrograd for front line
      • Tsarina and Rasputin left in charge
        • Rumours circulated Alexandra was working with the germas
        • Rasputin alienated all elite supporters, the traditional supporters of autocracy
      • Defeats were blamed on him
    • Narrow vision
      • Failed to see warnings of an impending revolution
    • Duma abandoned the Tsar
    • Didn't accept role of Duma
      • Four Dumas in the period of 8 years
        • Very few long term policies
      • People felt disappointed when political rights and power of Duma was taken away
        • This went against the Tsar's promises he made in the Manifesto

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