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Nicholas II

Rasputin was born in Pokrovskoe, Russia in 1872 and was later forced out of his village. He made pilgramages to Jerusalem, the Balkans, and Mesopotamia. After disappearing into the woods for a period of time, he entered the religious academy of St. Petersburg, climbing in status at the Academy, even becoming the confessor of the Empress. Through backings from powerful people, Rasputin gained recognition and influence throughout Russia.


Rasputin had an influence in the Russian areas of power as his being spread throughout Russia after being backed by many. Rasputin entered places like the Royal Palace and became an adviser to the King, though he spoke to the king as if he was the voice of God. He even advised Nicholas II's wife, Alexandra. Rasputin hated the rich and wanted to be the voice of the poor for the Czar. Anytime he received from the rich, he gave to the poor. No matter how wonderful he was, he still had his behavioral misconducts and was thrown out of St. Petersburg after attempting to hypnotize Prime Minister Stolypin.

Significance and Impact

Political: Rasputin did not want Germany to go to war, advised Nicholas II's wifeSocial: Rasputin wanted to be the voice of the peasants, despised the people of higher status, created propoganda in the palace.Economic: "guided" the Tsar throughout his reign

Political: Advised the Tsar with his wife throughout the war. Social: Many high-class people showered Rasputin with gifts, Rasputin took from the rich and gave to the poor.Economic: People were miserable with terrible working conditions after Rasputin instructed the Tsar.



Political: was forced to create an elected legistalature, was abdicated because failed to reform. Bolsheviks took over and executed him. Social: Peasants did not like Nicholas II after his handling of Bloody Sunday and involvement with WWI. DId not trust his wife under the influence of Rasputin. Economic: Nicholas rejected the people's need for better working conditions, was abdicated.

Political: was pressured to reform, autocracy was not favoredSocial: Nicholas was pressured to socially reform, did not appeal to the peasants as they had poor quality of life.Economic: Russian workers did not have guaranteed rights, poor working conditions

Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia under the Romanav rule taking his seat in the throne after the death of his father, Alexander III. Even though Nicholas preferred an autocracy, he was forced to make an elected legislature. Nicholas later handled the Bloody Sunday incident very poorly, increasing tensions between himself and the peasants of Russia, refusing to reform. As Russia entered into WWI, he took head command of a weak army, and while away from home, his wife consulted the scandalous Rasputin even more, leading to a terrible downfall in Nicholas' rule.

Nicholas II was born on May 18, 1868 and died on July 17, 1918 .Nicholas II is viewed in many different ways: a martyr, a repressive ruler, an ill-equiped ruler, etc. He was also a deeply religious man that ruled over Russia with an iron fist, known as "Nicholas the Bloody". Even though he was a strong ruler, he was also had a weak support system as his wife was being advised by the scandalous Rasputin. All this in turn led to his downfall, as he went against correct advice and trusted Rasputin's calls.

In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who forIn the name of Our dearly beloved homeland, We call on Our faithful sons of the fatherland to fulfil their sacred duty to the fatherland, to obey the Tsar in the heavy moment of national trials, and to help Him, together with the representatives of the people, to guide the Russian Empire on the road to victory, welfare, and glory.May the Lord God help Russia!(SIGNED)NICHOLAS II(COUNTER-SIGNED)FREDERICKS, MINISTER OF THE IMPERIAL COURT


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