Question by Jiggilo: Tsar Nicholas II – Cause of Russian Revolution?
Ok, so my SOSE essay is about the Russian Revolution but i need to know what Tsar Nicholas II did to his people to cause the Russian Revolution.
Please dont tell me other stuff or that what Tsar Nicholas II did wasnt the only cause, cause i already know that!
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Answer by Stephanie
Nicholas II was, in the end, an inefficient leader. He was extremely smart, photographic memory, and absorbed everything. However, he was not was his parents were wanting in their heir, but he was the heir, whether they liked it or not. At the time he ascended into his throne, Russia was in a turmoil. Radical ideas were coming out, equality for everyone, no one has more wealth than anyone else, communism in its true and pure form. Unfortunately, Nicholas II was also very stubborn, close-minded, and traditional, being that he believed in old fashioned monarchy (an absolute monarchy, not constitutional like England). He was also a very evasive. He hated confrontation and making decisions He simply avoided it. Anyone who contradicted him, he would ignore. In the end, the majority of his decisions were made by the latest advisor he had talked to. Also his wife was very controlling. She wore the pants in the family and demanded of him all the time that he needs to stand up and be the Tsar. His personality wasn’t very “celebrity”. He liked privacy and did not venture out in public very often, usually because his son was so sick, the Tsar did not want to leave him. The Russian people never actually got to know their ruler, they only knew what they were told and what was heard, usually false or overexaggerated communist propaganda. He did excel in military history and technique, but after a few devastating losses in WWI, he was even more unpopular with the people and his soldiers walked home. He never wanted to be the Tsar. His perfect life would have been to settle down and have a family on a secluded farm, away from everyone.
Like you said there were many causes of the Revolution and they just all boiled up at the same time. These are part of what brought the Romanov rule to an end.
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