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Nicholas II

1868-1918.
The last czar of Russia (1894-1917), whose reign was marked by defeat in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), the 1905 Revolution, the influence of Rasputin, involvement in World War I, and governmental incompetence, all of which helped precipitate the Revolution of 1917. After he was forced to abdicate, he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

Nicholas II

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(Biography) 1868–1918, tsar of Russia (1894–1917). After the disastrous Russo-Japanese War (1904–05), he was forced to summon a representative assembly, but his continued autocracy and incompetence precipitated the Russian Revolution (1917): he abdicated and was shot
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ON this day in 1917 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia signed his abdication papers and in doing so ended a 304-year-old royal dynasty and ushered in Bolshevik rule.
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This author's eminently readable study of three cousins--George V of England, Nicholas II of Russia, and Wilhelm II of Germany--uses the biographies of these three descendants of Queen Victoria to trace not only the coming of World War I but, more centrally, to capture the twilight of these monarchies as they gave way to "democracy, self-determination, and greater brutality" (xxiv).
George V was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
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