Question by Smart Guy: What do you think Russia would be like today if Nicholas II had not been deposed or executed?
Exactly 90 years ago, tonight, Nicholas his wife, their five children, and three loyal employees were executed in a cellar by Bolsheviks. Their murder lead to many long years of communist rule. Eventually communism was replaced by a democracy, which is its current government. But what if Nicholas and his family had not been executed that fateful day, and Russia still had a Tsar? What do you think the Russian government would be like?
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Answer by Noles
It is interesting to think whether or not the Russians would have joined the Allied forces during WWII if the Bolsheviks had not taken over Russia. It seems to me that the Czars were more friendly with Germany than the Communists. Thus, if Czar Nicholas II had not been executed in 1918, and the Whites/Loyalists had won the Russian Civil War, the Russians might have joined the Axis during WWII, and the end result could have been an Axis victory. Obviously, the world would be much different today. I hope to think the Nazis would have been eliminated by this time. The Cold War might have never happened and the Russian economy would never have had to experience Boris Yeltsin’s failure and Vladimir Putin revival. The world would be a much different place, not to mention Russia. It is hard to say whether it would be better or worse if the Bolsheviks hadn’t taken over. Probably worse. Maybe Nicholas II’s alliance with France would spur him to join the Allies in WWII.
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