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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.
(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
|Noun||1.||Nicholas II - the last czar of Russia who was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the Russian Revolution; he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks (1868-1918)|