In russia, the tsar was seen as the ultimate power in a country where the citizens had no rights he was deified, he was worshipped, he was glorified as one russian citizen said, “the tsar is both tsar and god, he was everything, you could do no further” the last tsar of this powerful romanov dynasty was nicholas ii, son. Nicholas was one of the most inept rulers in modern european history shy and retiring personally, he should never have been in command of anything more taxing than a hot dog stand he was dim and unimaginative since he considered himself god's r. Nicholas ii (1868 – 1918), born nikolai alexandrovich romanov, was the last tsar of russia, grand prince of finland, and titular king of poland until his forced assassin's creed: the fall in 1881, nicholas witnessed the assassination of his grandfather, tsar alexander ii, at the hands of the assassin brotherhood. The beginnings of the revolution nicholas ii, tsar and romanov family in the space of a few days in february 1917, tsarist russia came to an end the romanov family, who had ruled russia since the seventeenth century, was overthrown and the monarchy was no more there are several reasons why this happened:. Russia was and is a vast and diverse country with a huge multi-ethnic population the russian empire was an autocracy, where effectively the tsar's will was the law tsar nicholas ii 'indulged in a fantasy of absolute power' and he believed that he had been appointed by god to the throne the tsarist. Czar nicholas ii ruled a vast territory, covering more than one-sixth of the earth's surface and home to a population of over 150 million in 1913 however, just five years later the russian czar would be forced to abdicate, ending 300 years of romanov rule and making nicholas the final member of his family to act as czar.
Tsar nicholas ii of russia with tsarina alexandra and their children grand duchesses olga, tatiana, maria, and anastasia, and tsarevich alexei last fall the official state investigation of the tsar's murder was reopened, and nicholas and alexandra were exhumed, as was nicholas's father, alexander iii. The era of communist russia effectively began on this day in 1917, when tsar nicholas ii abdicated the throne after losing the support of his army and the representative government nicholas, who had been crowned in may 1894, was not a natural monarch or leader he had an archaic view of his position,. He was hated by both the left and right, and monarchists blamed him for the tragic death of the royal family - claiming he spearheaded a clandestine masonic plot to overthrow tsar nicholas ii this idea is even supported today by some contemporary historians, but what do you think alexander kerensky.
Before signing the original abdication on small sheets of paper, which had as headings the word 'stavka' (general headquarters) on the left, and 'chief of staff' on the right, nicholas bore proud and sonorous titles: 'nicholas ii, by god's grace, emperor and autocrat of all the russias, king of poland, grand duke of finland,. Nicholas ii, the last tsar of russia, had neither the qualities or the desire to rule imperial russia born in tsarskoye selo in 1868, nicholas was the eldest son of alexander iii, the fearsome tsar who had reimposed autocracy and oppression on the russian empire after the murder of alexander ii the young nicholas could.
The massacre and destruction of the tsar and his family ultimately impacted the creation of the soviet union, as well as the fall of the russian economy and society this happened through war and famine that shook throughout russia shortly after the fall of the russian royal family although russia is. During the february revolution, czar nicholas ii, ruler of russia since 1894, is forced to abdicate the throne by the petrograd insurgents, and a provincial government is installed in his place. Tzar nicholas ii - downfall of russia it was tzar nicholas 2 political naivete and extreme obstinance that led to the downfall of the russia certain aspects of tsar nicholas 2's behaviour definitely contributed to bringing about the fall of the russian empire, however most of these qualities were not weaknesses in character as.
Nicholas ii, who had been visiting military headquarters in mogilev, more than 400 miles away, began a journey home on march 13 to suppress the uprising the fall of the romanov dynasty in march 1917 did not spark violence or a counterrevolution – that would come a few months later when the.
In january 1917, tsar nicholas ii ruled russia while bolshevik vladmir lenin lived in exile by october, revolution had reversed their roles, leaving the former tsar a prisoner and lenin holding all the power. The observer of 18 march 1917 included a remarkable piece about tsar nicholas ii's abdication as part of wider coverage of the momentous events in resistance towards the tsar and his family had been growing since russia's entry into the first world war, which had resulted in huge losses for the army. The second reason for the fall of tsarism is the psychological effect of ww1 on returning soldiers, which was a substantial factor in the growing disillusionment with nicholas ii's rule firstly, the russian suffered a series of defeats the battle of tannenburg for example, where 30,000 russians were killed or injured, damaged.