How far was Nicholas II responsible for the fall of the Romanovs in 1917? While Nicholas II was a major factor in the fall of the Romanovs there were other reasons such as the removal of the Dumas and him losing the support of the armed forces. Nicholas II became commander in chief of the army during world war one and in doing so left his wife Alexandra to rule the country. The fact that he had let someone so inexperienced take control angered many people due to the Tsar not leaving someone more experienced to rule and also due to her being unpopular as a result of her German nationality. Alexandra appointed Rasputin, who had saved her sons life, as her personal adviser.
From then on party leaders were erratic and kept changing, meaning there was little stability in the Conservative party, which made them vulnerable to attack. After Peel was beaten in the Corn Laws crisis, many strong leader figures left with him such as Gladstone. This meant the party was left with the back bench aristocracy who were not all that interested in the wellbeing of the party and let it deteriorate. This was not at all the only problem that the conservatives faced. The truth was that their policies simply did not appeal to the majority of the voting population any more.
This lead to Conservatives losing the election because many Christians were outraged and humanist sentiment was lowering in the country due to the way Gladstone spoke of the foreign policy, and Disraeli was in no state to argue back, so the public just followed what Gladstone said. Disraeli was unable to defend himself. The pamphlets Gladstone produced as a result of the Eastern Crisis further contributed to loss of support for the Conservatives. This is because Disraeli had previously
Other factors include political issues which were made worse by the Tsar’s lack of understanding of the proletariat society and the poor living and working conditions which were caused due to the Tsar’s … to run a country. All these factors link back to Tsar Nicholas II and imply that Tsar Nicholas was very much to blame for the downfall of the Romanovs in 1917. However, some historians argue that it wasn’t the fault of Tsar Nicholas II and claim that the fall of the Romanovs was down to Nicholas II inheriting a bad situation from his father Alexander III. They also say that Rasputin’s involvement, which had nothing to do with Nicholas II, played a part in the downfall of the Romanovs. Some historians even put the fall of the Romanovs down to the Russian people as they claim that Nicholas made reforms and attempted to listen to the people however, the Russian people were just unhappy.
“Was Henry's authority weak in the period from 1540 to 1547" In the final decade of Henry's rein there was undoubtedly a decline in his authority. He had become seriously ill and after the death of Cromwell he has started to lose control over the faction fighting. However, it could be argued that Henry did not lose complete authority, he was just playing the factions off each other. Throughout Henry's rein faction fighting was an on-going problem, and threatened to undermine Henry's power. The fall of Thomas Cromwell was the start in the decline of Henry's authority.
This refusal to agree with each other and frequent 'slating' of the decisions was not the appropriate conditions for a democracy, as many people would be unhappy for a majority of proposed arrangements. It is argued that an autocracy worked better in this situation as one person was able to finalise decisions, avoiding unecessary conflicts in the Reichstag. Therefore, almost by default, Germany appeared to work as a democratic system. The year 1908 marked the event of The Hottentot Election. The Centre Party joined the SPD in voting down government plans for a railway that would ruin the lives of the colonists that had settled down in the way.
It didn’t help matters when he had a mental breakdown in 1453 which rendered him useless to the country and left the throne to Richard of York to become the protector. He was seen as a weak king as he did not like to fight on the battlefield and many regents called into service which suggests that Henry was not capable to ruling as king. Corruption within the local and national governments was partially caused by favouritism, an example of someone the King had shown particular favour upon would be William De La Pole (the duke of Suffolk) who had later fallen out of favour by opposing the King in his views towards the war in France. He had later found himself banished, and ended up washed up on the shores of Devon, beheaded. The main reason for his banishment being that he had wanted to continue with the war in France whereas the king wanted peace.
Napoleon’s obstinacy had lost him everything – he had fallen. In this essay I will assess and explain these reasons as factors which led to Napoleons downfall in 1814. One reason for Napoleon's downfall was his renowned Grande Armée. The military organisation and methods of warfare had changed for both Napoleon and his enemies in 1807. Although in 1807 the Grande Armée still remained undefeated, these changes would cause it to crumble in the years to come.
This made Germany angry as they had coal taken from them and there port was weakened so they were not as strong and economy was damaged. Germany also lost all of it colonies. This meant that germanise empire was destroyed. One of those countries was Samoa which was given to New Zealand. Germany was not happy about losing all this land as it made them smaller, it damaged the economy and they lost colonies to make them look stronger and to help them if another war broke out.
The fact that Lloyd George’s power rested on his political enemies made it very difficult to employ social and economic reforms as he would require the backing of the Conservatives. This weak political position made it virtually impossible to achieve anything during his four year post war period as Prime Minister and Lloyd George found himself in a vulnerable position where, if he wanted to do something, he would have to run it past the Conservatives, often failing, and if he did nothing the Conservatives would remove him from power. It was only a matter of time before they did. A second major reason which caused Lloyd George’s downfall in 1922 was his