It didn't help that he had been raised (by said previous Tsars) to be a die-hard Tsarist Autocrat. He didn't want to compromise at all, and his father never taught him shit about politics. Feel pretty bad for him desu.
>>585194 He tried to completely russify the country, even turning the ever loyal finns into rampaging terrorists shooting general-governors and killing cops. Finns became so unreliable they stopped bothering to draft them into Russian army.
>>584040 By all accounts he was a good person. He cared deeply about his family, the military, the church, the Empire, etc.
He got dealt a really shitty hand, I guess he wasn't the leader that Russia needed during really uncertain times. I have a feeling that perhaps Russia was too merciful towards revolutionaries and allowed the threat to grow. The amount of political murders during the time is staggering.
There is some much wrong with that line The German Empire was way stronger than Russia at the time unless you mean powerful by the means as having enough people to use as canon foder then yes but Germany and Great Britian where way stronger than Russia and may I add that had lost to Japan in a war a couple of years prior the only people that are allowed to lose to Japan and not be disappointed is China.
>>587347 >There is some much wrong with that line The German Empire was way stronger than Russia at the time unless you mean powerful by the means as having enough people to use as canon foder then yes but Germany and Great Britian where way stronger than Russia and may I add that had lost to Japan in a war a couple of years prior the only people that are allowed to lose to Japan and not be disappointed is China.
Read my post again I didnt say most powerful country but most powerful man. He had far more control of his nation than the Kaiser did by far, he was the last great autocrat of Europe.
>>585152 The Romanov line needed to be exterminated in order to prevent the Whites having a central rallying point and to prevent them being captured and used as such by the whites
End of the day death to Kings and tyrants their ilk are not needed, nobles who did not recognize and pledge undying allegiance to the proletarian dictatorship (Brasilia for example did) deserved to die for their treasonous White Guardist tendencies
>Was he a bad person? Yes he was. >He meant well I'm not sure how forceful russification of a people, denying them their rights, breaking the Solemn Assurance of the Sovereign can possibly mean "He meant well"
>>587576 That still doesn't justify murdering children. Also, Bolsheviks murdering children gives the Whites the moral upper hand. Face it, the Bolsheviks were a morally wrong organization from the start. Apart from the Romanovs, they also destroyed Makhno's commune, commenced the Red Terror, and used chemical weapons against civilians.
>>587673 >morally wrong from the beginning >the dictatorship of capital and feudal lords is morally right! >imperialist war dindu nuffin Bourgeois logic: not even once
>doesn't justify murdering children Oh you mean how the progenitors of the Romanov butchered the Board, their children, and even their own family members who opposed their rule? >but muh martyrs
>Makhnos commute Ultraleft peasant bandits who hoard grain and starve the industrial proletariat are scum and got what they deserved
>red terror Justified to suppress the old class. The White Terror in fact killed more people
>chemical weapon against civilians The Tambourine kulak uprising was of bandits and hostile class elements Fighting a brutal war with its necessary weapons is not wrong And who invented chemical weapons? The imperialists, who had no compunction whatsoever about using them on one another
Cry me a river, the Romanovs ruled by lead and by lead were they justly repaid
>Dmitry Grigoriyevich Bogrov (1887 – 24 September 1911) ... was the assassin of the Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin.
>Born Mordekhai Gershkovich Bogrov ... into a family of Jewish merchants in Kiev (Russian Empire), Bogrov, while simultaneously acting as an anarchist revolutionary, had been an agent of the Okhrana secret police since 1906, informing on the activities of Socialist Revolutionaries, Social Democrats and anarchists.
That was the Jews, faggot. The Czar was the one who put him there in the first place.
>>587752 >so they are good Moral equivalence isn't equal Destroying the Romanov line to prevent the enemy, at the time within kilometres of Sverdlov, to get a single member of the family and thus somewhat unite was a risk not to be tolerated
>the Whites dindu nuffin Except.they killed anyone with Bolshevik sympathies The Bolsheviks did not do vice versa, as exemplified by General Brusilov and other old nobles who accepted Soviet power
>>587764 >>587772 >Oh wow I'm a child who can't into strategy I bet that you support strategic bombing and dropping nukes on Japan, too
Yes, killing the family to annihilate a rallying point was justified. Look at the hype over the false Anastasia and you can see why
>but dey wasn't bandits because da Soviets is always liars Ah ok, so the theft and hoarding of grain and of supplies of gold, of open Rebellion against legal Soviet power and engaging in acts of murder against Party members (and their families) are a justified "non-bandit" acts are OK so long.as.they arr against the Bolsheviks? Ah, I see the great moral fibre of the pro Tsarists and anarchobabbies already
>>584040 He wasn't a bad person. He was both insecure and ignorant. He wanted to prove himself a father of all Slavs and a true descendant of God, which caused him to make some really bad decisions such as entering the Russo-Japanese war with a completely outdated marine. The same goes for World War 1.
He was also unfortunate since Alexander III died while Nicholas II was still young and unprepared.
>>587239 >He was the most powerful man in Europe in a country on the verge of the greatest modernisation since Peter the Great. He got dealt a fantastic hand. Russia was a century behind all of Europe and was doomed to fail sooner or later.
>>587874 >Russia was a century behind all of Europe and was doomed to fail sooner or later.
All empires are doomed to fail sooner or later, the point is that he had the perfect opetunity to spearhead the modernization process which was starting to pick up speed. He could have been remember as the Meji of Europe or a modern day Peter the Great if he used his power and clout to knock back the landed aristocracy a bit and build up and indigenous capitalist class and simmilar reforms.
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