Nicholas The Second Essay

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Script: Simran: Nicholas the Second (NII) was the last Imperial Ruler of Russia he came at a point, when Russia desperately needed a great visionary to reform and industrialize her, while NII was known to be a poor leader who was not equipped with knowledge to handle a political reform. Born in 1868 to Alexander III, he was the heir to Russian throne which he attained 1894. Ewalina: It is important to note that NII was a poor leader but he was not a weak character. This means that he did have a vision for Russia, which was to maintain traditions of stardom, Nicholas was a firm believer in autocracy; he was virtually unmovable in this belief. -His stern faith in stardom stemmed from his upbringing, because he was brought up by Konstantin…show more content…
They loved the Tsar and believed he would help them, so protested for better living conditions. Their protest was brutally put down by the Imperial Guard since they were shot down by the czar’s troops. This incident “Bloody Sunday” destroyed the people’s faith in the Czar. Strikes and revolts exploded around the country. • In response to massive protest he created the October Manifesto (propositions) and promised to grant more rights, such as freedom of speech, meeting and association. Also, promised that no one would be imprisoned without trial. He agreed to set up a national legislature called the Duma but it had limited powers and did little to relieve peasant and worker discontent. Simran: He created the Fundamental State Laws 1906 but the rights were more limited than promised in Manifesto. Ex: created state council and upper chamber but he would nominate half members; he solely encapsulated the right to declare war, he would still control the Orthodox Church, the power to appoint and dismiss ministers and to dissolve the Duma, if he desired. E: Lead up to people being more angry. The picture depicts a group of any women. In addition, Russia's peasants were out on the streets protesting against the lack of food. Both groups were joined by workers from the Putilov Steelworks, who refused to
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