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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« on: September 29, 2006, 06:22:21 AM »
I'm happy that she was brought back to Russia. to lay in rest with her husband, Son, and granddaughters. it is her place to be there. now perhaps her soul can rest for she is with the ture loves of her life in rest.

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Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II was Unprepared to Rule. Why?
« on: September 21, 2006, 07:06:11 PM »
In letters, and telegrams sent  between husband and wife. They both used a lot of off the cuffs words that only they knew the meaning too. For fear they would be read by eyes other than there own. So when we read them now some 100 years later. There letters appear to us as OMG what are they thinking.

I don’t think that either one of them were bad people in fact I think they both were very good people. Not very smart, but then they had to deal with issues and family that we today could not possibly fathom. There world was very different than the world we live in today. The culture was different, the problems they faced in there time, would have been far greater then, than they seem to us today.

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Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II was Unprepared to Rule. Why?
« on: September 21, 2006, 10:27:56 AM »
Let me toss this notion into this mix. Was he a puppet of the family elders?

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I'll toss my hat in there for anything you need.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexandra's Balcony
« on: September 14, 2006, 10:00:26 AM »
When I think of it though, she spent so much time indoors. like  i said before many of mornings we will have coffee on the deck just for the fresh air and yes even when the temp is close to 0

another though for us who live in snow places how many times have we goen out on the deck to crank up the grill and stand there for 45 min or cooking steaks or whatever. I've done it snow stroms. could it be something as smiple as she enjoyed it  ;D

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Re: Alexandra and her Health Part 2
« on: September 14, 2006, 09:54:31 AM »
I would tend to think it was all stress related. Lets for a second put, LOVE. On the side. We know of her love for her husband. We know how important it was for her to bore a son and heir. We also know of her turbulent relationship with the royal court. As we see in past photos before her son was born and then after. The change in her is very dramatic. Being the fact that once the hire was born she should have been relived, instead because of his illness it became total stress on her. It worn her down physically and most importantly mentally.

Let us say for example if Alexei wasn’t ill then Rasputin would have never been a factor in the IF lives, that her being bent on anything or anyone that could help him wouldn’t have been a factor I think her level of stress would have greatly reduced. as would a lot of her physical conditions.

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Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II was Unprepared to Rule. Why?
« on: September 14, 2006, 09:39:06 AM »
No leader is perfect, no one person is perfect. We are all fallible.As for world leaders we know there are some bent on destruction. There have been ones who purge there own countries to consolidate absolute power, we have seen leaders who have had vision and wisdom. We have seen some who have been weak, and we have seen some who tried to do what was right. But somehow it came out all wrong. Nicholas falls to the latter.

In looking at Nicholas he tried to do what was right, but he was torn between his upbringing that the tsar was absolute, he was unwilling to except change within government as the British royal family did. Thus preserving the monarchy in Britain. To me in how I look at him, if he had bended so that government actually governed thus making him a figurehead he most likely would have preserved the dynasty.

His second major mistake was taking command of the army. He was not a military commander, he didn’t under stand strategically how to conduct offensively or defense tactics that an army needed to succeed. His place was in the capital making sure that everything within the country was in total support of the war effort. Which includes supplying the army, and supplying the masses. With food and munitions. For it was he could have rallied support for the effort more so if he had stayed in the capitol.

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Forum Announcements / Re: Surgery
« on: September 14, 2006, 09:14:37 AM »
Don't let the doctors give you any crap. now on the upside no one can tell you to shut up.<joking ;D all will be well.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexandra's Balcony
« on: September 11, 2006, 03:16:13 PM »
From what i've seen of photo's, the balcony was never glassed in. Rather the IF had been out there bundled up in winter clothing. We do this at home from time to time, we have morning coffee on the deck bundled up for the fresh air.it's very up lifting.

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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova
« on: September 08, 2006, 05:18:06 PM »
Link worked fine Holly , very nice.

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Actually, it’s a snap to set one up, you can download coffecup or any number of editors for free or use the trial one’s and toss one up. Not hard to use a lot of them are drop and drag. Hardest part would be writing the bio and wording to use. As for information well this forum is great for learning information just use your own words in your own way rather than the work someone else did. Plus it’s more gratifying to know, hey I did that on my own I can do it too  :)
know what you can do it.

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Ruling Russia was by no means a simple task. It was complex.Just looking at the situation of the times. On one side you had ultra rich, and ultra poor. During the turn of the century, Russia was moving fast into the industrial age, but her people working under harsh conditions for low wages, of course there screaming out for better wages, and better working conditions, the powers to be screaming no we should keep the status quo, along he was trying to push Russia into the 20th century and still rule as though it was the 18th and 19 th century. He was doing the right things in regard to pushing his country forwarded into the industrial age that other western countries had been already enjoying the fruits of the industrial age of the time.

The problem was that in Russia he had a work force that was not highly educated nor well trained, I’m not saying that everyone was like that but the major masses who needed do the word at hand had not been. So he did try to push it his country. His other problem and this is the one I think is the major one, he lacked the forced of will power to push it the right way. For example if he had dealt with his own family more firmly he may have been able to pull it off. Looking back at it now it’s easy for us to say hey he should have told his family I’m the tsar this is how we will do it if you don’t like it leave. But when dealing with them he tended to cave in which weakened his hand a great deal and caused a lot of turmoil. 

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Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: St. Petersburg imperial country residences news
« on: September 06, 2006, 09:11:54 PM »
Isn’t  fitting that her remains be brought back to be with her family.

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Forum Announcements / Re: Cheer Section For Our AP Members !
« on: September 05, 2006, 09:36:13 PM »
Thanks all. I think, no I know it’s much harder on the people around you really. Even though it’s you who feels it and endures the inner body turmoil the people around you are the ones who have to watch it,  when you decline you can look in the mirror, mentally you don’t really see change, but those around you can see it more vividly


Yea without the support of the people around you, the ones close, it’s a lost battle.   Nicky was great, and I can’t say enough about her because Oh man I, was very verbal at times during that ordeal. She would just look at me and say STF, suck it up be man or no back rub, worse yet I’ll sink the boat and really give you something to whine about. Sigh. That would generally do it putting me in my place, but I’m grateful for it. ;D

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Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II was Unprepared to Rule. Why?
« on: August 31, 2006, 09:47:13 PM »
Perhaps yes, he did have to contend with his family. which in it’s self had been a very complex situation. It wasn’t simple for him by any means. Even in the manor in which elders in his family used the Royal box in the theater. Everything he had to deal with ended up being  complex  no matter how trivial the issue. In his time he had to deal with people in his family who had big heads. After all status was everything. I’m rather amazed that he didn’t actually split a bean over some of issues he had to deal with within his own family. Because I know I surly  would have.

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