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Re: What would They Have Done if They Had Survived?
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2011, 04:47:05 PM »
I know there was a lot of talk about England, but would it have to have been England? The British Empire was still very much in existance in those days and they had territory up the ying-yang ... why couldn't George V have sent them to some quiet little corner of the Empire where they wouldn't attract attention. What about Australia or the Falklands or something?

Yes - except the british empire was already losing influence. Despite that though, I think the arrival of the Romanovs in a remote area would have been more obvious than being well hidden in the UK - I always think of the old saying - "where better to hide a needle than not in a haystack, but among a lot of other needles". lol.

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Re: What would They Have Done if They Had Survived?
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2011, 07:22:51 PM »
They could have come here to Canada.  We have a  big Russian community out west, they could live there.  Lots of farms, Nicky would have loved it.  Alix, not too sure how she'd have felt.
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Re: What would They Have Done if They Had Survived?
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2011, 01:18:21 AM »
And of course, Olga Alexandrovna ultimately went to Canada.

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« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2011, 02:21:18 PM »
Also, Empress Alexandra loved England!
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« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2011, 02:48:14 PM »
I don't see Alexei as living very long, certainly not in good health. When I was training as a solicitor I got involved in the litigation over British haemophiliacs being infected with HIV through contminated blood products. Part of my role was to work my way through the medical records of about 40 haemophiliacs, most of whom had been adult by the time effective treatment became available. Most of them were increasingly crippled by the destruction of their knee and hip joints caused by severe bleeds in boyhood. Bear in mind that over three months after the bleed in Tobolsk Alexei was still unable to walk a step. We can mention Waldemar of Prussia, but perhaps he was simply a much quieter person who didn't injure himself so often. Leopold of Albany was quite an intellectual, keen on books and music.

I fear that Alexei would have been in a wheelchair by the time he was 30, or, alternatively, would have been one more haemophiliac prince killed in a car accident between the wars.

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