The Strengths and Weaknesses of Tsar Nicholas II

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  • Tsar Nicholas II
    • Strengths
      • Absolute monarch
      • Russian orthodox church supported him
      • Father to his peasants (they called him 'papa')
      • unlimited authority
      • Russians loved the Tsars
      • Attention to detail
      • Nobles supported him
    • Weaknesses
      • 'more suited to be a country gentleman, growing turnips'
      • refusal to delegate important jobs
        • no important decisions made
          • some avoided
      • royal family preffered a quiet life
      • strongly influenced by Rasputin
      • Old fashioned/ out of touch
      • lots of strikes
      • dismissed talented ministers
        • strongly influenced by Rasputin
      • avoided important descions
      • oppointed family and friends
        • dismissed talented ministers
        • The prolelitariat
        • The Intelligentsia


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