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Other Palaces / Rundale Palace
« on: July 31, 2005, 10:06:00 AM »
Was Rundale Palace ever used by the Romanovs? This palace is very huge and in the same style as the Russian Imperial Palaces. IMO Rundale is the only palace in eastern Europe outside of Russia that can compete with the Imperial palaces.........

Victor Emmanuel seems to have had very poor judgment or, was the King partial to Mussolini's politics? Maybe he was just  unconcerned with the day to day ruling of his Kingdom. I want to try and better underdstand the relationship between the King and the Dictator. Some say the King was a puppet others say he was in agreement to Mussolini.

Scandanavian Royal Families / Scandinavian royal residences
« on: April 23, 2005, 02:26:50 PM »
A website has claimed that Sweden has the largest palace in Europe. The Stockholm Royal Palace, it looks around the same relative area as the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg or the Madrid Royal palace. I have know clue the exact dimensions. I would still like to see some better pictures of it and the rest of the Swedish royal palaces.

BeNeLux Royalty / Queen Astrid of Belgium, Princess of Sweden
« on: April 22, 2005, 08:38:37 AM »
I have very little information during Astrids life as a princess of Sweden. I'm guessing that the low countries will be added to the forum soon. I want this one to be about her life before she became engaged to the Belgain prince.

Scandanavian Royal Families / Swedish royal titles, ranks & orders
« on: April 21, 2005, 03:50:30 PM »
Why was Grand Duchess Marie Pavelovna and her Swedish prince husband, who name excapes me son a count and not a prince of Sweden?

Iberian Royal Families / Spanish Habsburgs
« on: March 17, 2005, 12:44:53 PM »
When did the Spanish Hapsburgs die out? I thought the current royal family of Spain were Hapsburgs not Bourbons.

The Russian Revolution / Stalin and Paul Robeson
« on: February 18, 2005, 01:27:38 PM »
Its black history month and at school we are learning about Paul Robeson, his support for communism and Stalin.I also know that he was given the Stalin Peace Prize, (USSR) and the Peace Medal (East Germany).What are the significance of these to Awards?

Imperial Russian History / Why was Alaska sold?
« on: February 11, 2005, 04:47:38 PM »
I just found this out I had no idea that Russia sold Alaska to the USA :o,was there a reason for the sale?Was Alaska the original name or was it named something else?


Was the Grand Duchy of Holstein under Romanov control?

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