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Re: Russian abdication
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Im not sure of that. Had the democratic reform really been embraced by Nicholas he might have transitioned from autocrat to a constitutional monarch like his cousins George V, Christian X and Haakon VII.
But he and his wife were absolutely convinced of his God given role to rule Russia.
And that long standing anger and resentment is
what led to the murder/execution of not only Nicholas and Alexandra but of their 5 children as well.
After reading in Former People of the fates of the upper classes who stayed in Bolshevik Russia, it came as a ghastly realization to me that the poor Imperial Family actually got off comparatively easy. The bitter and grueling persecution and punishment of many individuals and families extended over decades.
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