A summary of the events that led to the murder of the Tsar
Nicholas the 2nd is the son of Alexander 3rd . Alexander 3rd didn’t really believe in his son’s intellectual capacity’s. So he didn’t involve him in government-activity’s. When Nicholas the 2nd became the Tsar he didn’t know what to do. Nicholas had two ministers who helped him to rule Russia. Next to the fact he isn’t a expert on government business, he made himself unpopular by many other things.
-He wanted to follow his father’s idea’s about autocracy power.
-During his reign, he got into 2 different wars, with terrible results. The first one (The Russian-Japanese War) was the cause of a revolution. The Tsar had to accept a government. The second war was the First World War. On the 24th of February 1917, a time of poverty after 3 years of war, very bad weather and millions of victims, Moskou started a insurrection, which leaded to the Russian Revolution.
Although the Tsar had stopped every revolution until now, it didn’t happen this time.
It didn’t work because;
The soldiers shot their own officers, and participated in the revolution.
One week later the Tsar was forced to retire, and he was banished to Jekaterinenburg. In the night of 16 July to 17 July, when the counter-revolutionary army from Koltsjak was ready to conquer Jekaterinenburg, the Tsar and his family (Tsar, his wife, 5 children and some servants) got executed as an order of the local Sovjet.
The reasons behind the murder of the Tsar
- The conditions of the workers and peasants were very bad. There was unrest among workers and peasants.
- There was a lot of corruption and nepotism with the reign of the tsar. People did not accept this anymore.
- It did not go very well in Russia and the rest of Europe; the first WW was about to start.
- Democratic ideas entered Russia, people did not want dictatorial leadership anymore.
- There was a huge difference between the rich and poor people.
Has one of the children of the Romanov Family survived?
Some people say that Anastasia (the youngest daughter) and Alexei (their only son) survived the horrible dead.
Some people claimed to be Anastasia. Here are some examples of women who claimed to be Anastasia:
Some people who claimed to be Alexei:
There was also one woman who claimed to be the fifth daughter. She was Dutch. She claimed that she had actually been born in 1903, the year that Tsarina Alexandra experienced either a hysterical pregnancy or a miscarriage. According to the diaries of the family (that were later published) Alexandra did not give birth to a child in 1903. She said that her “parents” Nicholas and Alexandra already had four daughters. And they really had pressure upon them to get a son. So they decided to place their fifth daughter with adoptive parents.
There are also people that say all the children died. That they found the skeletons of all the children of the family.
In source 1 they say that the found the body of Anastasia in the wood in 1991.
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