Nicholas II (Birth-1904)

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Nicholas II (Birth-1904)

  • Grew up in the shadow of Alexander III. Nicholas was small and reserved and often called 'girlie' by his father.
  • Had no interest in Politics but believed he had been chosen by God to rule Russia is the 'Romanov' way.
  • Referred to the idea of any kind of national assembly as 'senseless dreams'.
  • Ignored discontent and disillussionment; instead implemented 'Russification' policies in an attempt to increase nationalism.
  • Ignored methods of diplomacy and instead used suppression, e.g. through use of armies to combat strikes (uses of army per year increased under…


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