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OF Nicholas The Second By: Sameer Huda, Danielle Nguyen, Daniel Reinoso, & Carli Smith
Economic • Backwards economy • Needs for a strong industrial economy in order to stay an important military power
Economic Many Russians were starving, receiving a low income, and building debt
Economic • The people suffered from famine • National poverty, struggle to feed the rapidly growing population • The economy was based upon agriculture. • Was forced to create an elected legislature
Social The Soviet Union was the first state to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism. Revolts and uprisings which threatened the tsars rule
Social It was rumored that Anastasia was Nicholas II’s daughter, but that was proven wrong. Anastasia was a beautiful cleaning lady. Many Russians felt that Rasputin and Alexandra were running the war behind the scenes instead of the Grand Duke Nicholas (Tsar)and his military advisors.
Social Nicholas II’s religion is the Russian Orthodox Believed in autocracy The two main religions in Russia were Muslim and Orthodox
POLITICAL Nicholas got the nickname Nicholas the Bloody because of his rule being characterized by war and civil unrest. Nicholas did not work with other countries, which may have been one of the causes for the start of World War I. By spring 1917 the Romanov family was no longer in rule due to the growing influence of Gregory Rasputin.
POLITICAL Government system destined for failure, and an Emperor who lacked the capacity to either manipulate the deteriorating system, and the constant unrest on the global, and domestic fronts, political dissidence was fostered.
Facts • They had 4 daughters and one son • Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna • Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna • Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna • Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna • Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich • Nicholas II, born in Tsarskoye Selo near St. Petersburg, Russia, was the first child of Alexander III and Marie Feodorovna (formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark). • He was executed by Bolsheviks, members of the left-wing majority group of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, on July 16, 1918. • Had hemophilia • Had 5 siblings • Was the maternal nephew of many monarchs • Shared the same great-grandmother with his wife • Ruled from May 26, 1896 to March 15, 1917 • Influenced by Grigori Rasputin Nicholas II was born May 6,1868 to -Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna. He was taught at home by many Russian Academics. He knew several languages and knew military science. He inherited the throne at age of 26 after his father died in 1894. He did not want to rule Nicholas married German Princess Alix of Hesse He was classified as a naïve and incompetent leader because he was unprepared for the throne The last czar to rule over Russia
Questions What year was Nicholas the Second born? 1868 How old was Nicholas II when he took over the throne? 26 How many siblings did he have? 5 siblings
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