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The Russian Revolution / Re: Communist people we like
« on: December 13, 2004, 06:25:43 PM »
Here, here to Tommy Douglas!!

Louise

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Having Fun! / Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« on: December 13, 2004, 07:25:34 AM »
Maria and Maria, this topic has been discussed in previous posts. If you use the search button you can find the discussion. You can also privately mail each other PM to talk about how pretty the GD were. There are also topics on how they dressed, their hair color etc. Hope that helps you both out.

Olga and Dashkova, if you take the time and check the personal information of both of these young ladies you will see that they are just that; young girls, and are very new to the board. Try a bit of understanding and patience with them instead of snippy comments. At least these two kids are showing an interest in history and learning

Louise

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Quick Answer--No... :D.. Sorry, just joking with you.

No, there was no trial. The IF was shot without a trial on a decision some feel was made by Lenin, and others feel the decision was made by the Ural committe.

Maria, if you are interested in learning more about the Romanovs, I would suggest you start with reading Nicholas and Alexandra. It is a great book for beginners, and it will certainly give you a wonderful base for your education. Hope this helps

Louise


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The Russian Revolution / Re: Slav Marxists
« on: December 08, 2004, 12:26:34 PM »
We could TIME them out like the little children they are acting like. Or the FA could lock this thread and the Lenin hair thread. But then again, I'm sure the children will find other ways to throw sand at each other.

Louise

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The Russian Revolution / Re: Slav Marxists
« on: December 07, 2004, 03:25:24 PM »
Yes, that was please watch or refrane from profanity on the board.

It is an international public board.

Louise

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The Russian Revolution / Re: Slav Marxists
« on: December 07, 2004, 10:46:54 AM »
Language please, Olga.   >:(

Louise

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The Russian Revolution / Re: What's your opinion Part 2
« on: December 05, 2004, 10:41:33 PM »
To prove I can lighten up ::)

Wizard of Oz
Fried Green Tomatoes
God Father 1 & 2
Harry Potter (all of them)
Silence of the Lambs
American President
The Little Mermaid
Chicago
Nicholas and Alexandra

It's not a movie, but Ken Burns The Civil War

Louise

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Lisa, thanks for the new  information on Natalie and Marie.  :)

Louise

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I forgot about Lievan's book. That is about one of the best political books on Nicholas, his regime and the whole system of an autocratic government.

Louise

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Crankshaw's "Shadow of the Winter Palace", Scenarios of Power, are two that come to mind.

I'm sure there are more here that can help you out.

Louise

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The Russian Revolution / Re: Lenin's Childhood - Family History - His Hair
« on: December 05, 2004, 07:42:40 PM »
I don't have a thing nice or indifferent to say about Lenin's hair, or Stalin's hair etc. What I do have to say is that I find it very difficult to understand why people who post here under the guise of learning more about the Romanov's, The Alexander Palace, and Russian Imperial history have to fawn and make adolscent comments about the men who directly/indirectly cause the death of the IF and their relatives. And I find it more than disgusting to fawn over men who contributed to the wholesale slaughter of their fellow countrymen and women. I find it neither funny, nor cute. I do find it more than sickening.

While I applaud the expression of free speech, I also wish understanding the responsibilty of that free speech was taken and understood.

Louise


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The Dowager Empress was not impressed, and refused to see Natalie and barely saw Michael after their relationship was known.

I would have to re-read the boigraphies on GD Olga and Little Mother of Russia to be specific about the Dowager Empress's exact feelings.

Natalie was not received at court by N and A

Louise


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Bob, that would be excellent to add to the information we already have on the Alexander Palace and all that it pertains to the Romanovs.

I'm about to study European history from 1500 till now, and the prof loves to discuss Imperial Europe. This would be of great benefit to my studies and I am sure to everyone here.

Richard, I agree it was regicide

Louise

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Thank you Richard, for the specific charges against Nicholas. That was the point I was trying to make all along. Not just a trial because Nicholas commited crimes against the Russian people; so therefore he should have had a trial, so therefore  he should be shot, just because some think he deserved it. Comments like that leave me thinking of the "trial" the Ceauescu's had in 1989. (Yes he and his wife commited crimes against the Romania people, and yes they should have had a proper trail, not a bullet in the head at the end of the day)

I am in no way justifing his actions during his reign because of the "Divine Right of Kings".  Whether the Divine Right of Kings can be used in a trial, remains to be seen ;)

Belchoka, thank you for posting the articles regarding war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Louise

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Thanks Sergio for that neat site and the check list. I love lists BTW so that is cool.

Unfortunately for me and maybe fortunate for some, I have my finals coming and a week of prep time in class for the exam, so my time will be limited on this fine thread.

That said, and after reading the terrific contribution by both Belochka and Pushkina, I can't wait to see how this thread unravels. With the comments from Pushkina I think we can or at least I can say with certainity that Alexei would be allowed to survive no matter if he was heir or not. He still belongs to the "cute kids" category that 99.9% of people agree should not be killed.

So that still lives the question of what to do with Alexandra.

Is she tried along with her husband for being a severe reactionary who didn't want change for her country. Should she be tried for being a pain in the butt nagging wife, who hounded her husband, and then, trying to assist him, made more than a couple of bad administration foul-ups?

Oh and BTW, I would be one of the people that would love to defend Nicholas and if she is brought to court, Alexandra.

Louise


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