The Tsar

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(b. 1868, d. 17th July, 1918)


  • Good at heart - genuinely tried to improve living conditions for his people
  • Family man 


  • Despised opposition
  • Despised democracy; believed it would lead to the fall of Russia
  • Was in support of death penalty and capital punishment
  • Unpopular, because he didn't really do much
  • Violent
  • Anti-Jew: established pogroms, which were religious purges against them


  • Very religious
  • Short
  • Put family before governance
  • Having never come from an underprivileged background, he didn't know what it was like to be poor. Therefore, he was only informed of Russia's problems through people a step lower who were all too keen on shielding him from what lay outside. 
  • Wife is a German - people then thought that he was a traitor, given that they were fighting against Germany
  • Son Alexei had hemophilia - only heir, since he had three daughters.
  • Assassinated in Ekaterinburg, the Ipatiev house, while the civil war raged on and the whites were losing. 



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