Question by socals.sweetheart: Why were the Romanovs not liked and put on house arrest then later killed? Who Ordered for then to be killed?
What were the events leading up to the fall of the Romanov dynasty?
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Answer by The Great and Glorious Chase
They were not liked basically because of WWI. Russia had suffered tremendous casualties, and there was wide spread famine throughout the empire. They were ordered to be killed by Lenin (if I’m not mistaken) when Romanov supporters where getting near their location.
Answer by asoneill99
A few reasons. First was World War One, where Russia lost more lives than any other country (by a lot). They also suffered great losses economically speaking. Also, the Tsarina Alexandra was losing credibility with the Russian people for bringing Rasputin into the royal household. This made her, and by extension the rest of the royal family, increasingly unpopular.
Answer by Ludd Zarko
Well, the comunists, by definition, hated to death anything about the imperial order.
The Czar Nicholas II was a person with very low self esteem. His father mistreated him and called him names.
When he had to assume the throne, he was convinced that he would be a failure, but that it was his obligation to assume the throne. He respected his father very much and tried to do things the way he thought his father would have done, but it was a disaster.
It was proverbial that the Czar retracted of his decisions.
He took several decisions that were very unpopular and weakened his position to the point that he was forced to abdicate.
Among these decisions were the Rusian – Japanese war, that the Czar could have solved without great trouble, but followed the advice of wrong counselors and the result was a total failure.
Also, Russia entered the WWI without any preparation or conditions. The top officers were corrupt and incompetent. The soldiers were dying by dozens and the people was starving
After he abdicated, he tried to get political asylum, but the king George V, his cousin, refused because the Czar was unpopular in England and George feared that giving asylum to the Czar would tarnish the English monarchy. That contributed to the assassination of the imperial family, and made many Russians loath and mistrust the British, feeling that is present even today.
Prime Minister Kerensky tried to save the imperial family, but he was deposed by the comunists, who then seized the imperial family.
After several months, the comunists, guided by Lenin, decided that the imperial family was useless to them, and determined that the best would be to kill them to inspire fear to their enemies and eliminate the symbol that the Czar represented
Answer by Dave aka Spider Monkey
Because of excess poverty , the Revolution of 1905, the unpopularity and seemingly demise and slaughter of Russian troops in WWI, Rasputin seemingly mesmerising effect on the czarina Alexandria believing the mad monk had miraculous powers to cure her son’s hemophilia; general widespread discontent coupled with the impression that the tsar had totally lost touch with the people. Lenin and the Bolsheviks were the obvious suspects in their murders
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