Nicholas Ii Had an Impossible Task to Be a Good Tsar. How Far Do You Agree? Essay

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Nicholas II had an impossible task to be a good Tsar. How far do you agree? In this essay I will be looking at whether or not Nicholas II had an impossible task to be a good Tsar and how far I agree with this statement. To see how far I agree on this statement, we have to look at a number of factors that had a direct effect on Nicholas’ decisions as a Tsar. For example, Nicholas’ decisions were influenced highly by his teacher, Pobedonostev, who was an advisor to three Tsars. Pobedonostev’s views were solely on rugged individualism, Russification and sole Autocracy and had strong views upon the church. This meant that as Nicholas’ advisor, he would set very strong views of these themes upon the Tsars. Due to Peasants taking up the majority of the population of around 82%, Nicholas had a very easy job of appealing to multiple classes due to peasants not having very much power due to lack of money and such which meant that peasant revolts would be much less common. If by any reason, peasants were to have a revolt, Nicholas could just simply sent in a little power to sort out the situation. This is backed up by the fact that the Tsar is heavily respected in his regard as not many would try to oppose him due to his sheer power socially and economically as well as privately. Peasants were agricultural workers and the poorest element of society who didn’t actually own any land but instead, worked on land using manual labour. The Russian peasants of this time had the ideology of slavery in their minds and this would’ve been on the contrary from other peasants from around other parts of Europe. The problem of the Russian peasants of this time was that they were not politically aware, they were the dark and dull masses and they tended to be superstitious. On top of this they were ignorant, racist and dirty which was a direct cause of lack of education and lack of

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