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Offline brnbg aka: liljones1968

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another "what if..."
« on: December 16, 2007, 08:49:33 PM »
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if this has been asked before, i couldn't find it.

so here's my question:

how might things have differed if the hemophiliac Aleksei had been born first?


since Aleksandra had pinned all her value as a mother & empress on producing a boy, and with each girl her anxiety level increased to the point of hysteria, by the time the heir arrived, it's not surprising her behavior was as pathological as it was.    but what if the heir had been born first, therefore removing the years of desperation from the equation.    would she have been more reasonable in her outlook?  would she have reacted to Aleksei's illness in a less desperate manner?    would she & her family have withdrawn so completely from society, the world & reality?    how might the girls lives have differed if Aleksei was their elder brother, instead of their baby brother?

et cetera

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Re: another "what if..."
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007, 09:28:53 PM »
Well, Alexei wouldn't have been Alexei. he would have been a different person in general.  And maybe it would have been easier for Alexandra because then if he was first, she would always have a chance to have another son, so even if the first son had hemophilia then maybe the other wouldn't.

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Re: another "what if..."
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 04:25:32 PM »
I think it might have come as a less overwhelming shock to Alexandra he had hemophilia, and maybe saved (at least at first) her a very little bit of the feeling she obviously had that she had offended God , she probably would have hoped to have another, healthy son.

But I don't think Rasputin would have had less influence, and I don't think those 10 years would have been less stressful to Alix, who instead of the stress of not having a boy, would have had the stress of having a sick one, just as after he was born in 1904.

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Re: another "what if..."
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 09:32:23 PM »
Well, Alexei wouldn't have been Alexei. he would have been a different person in general.  And maybe it would have been easier for Alexandra because then if he was first, she would always have a chance to have another son, so even if the first son had hemophilia then maybe the other wouldn't.

if Alix did have another Son, there was still a big chance that He, like Alexei, would have had hemophilia. Alix's sister, Irene, was also a carrier of the hemophilia gene. Two of her three sons were hemophiliacs. so there would still be a chance that both boys would have had it. and I don't Alix would have handled that well, if both of her sons were hemophiliacs.

Lynn

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Re: another "what if..."
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007, 11:00:53 AM »
It's possible, but its not definite. You never know what would happen.