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« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2006, 07:56:05 AM »
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« Reply #91 on: May 03, 2006, 08:52:42 AM »
We have kind of discussed this topic in some other threads. It would have depended on many things; some point to him as quite good, others not so much. I think he might have been a good Tsar in the right circumstances, but it would have depended on his health as much as anything else.

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« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2006, 10:12:43 AM »
It's impossible to say.  We can't even analyse this hypothetically because we know nothing about Alexei's attitudes towards politics or how he would have behaved as a tsar.  He was 14 when he died, remember.

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« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2006, 01:27:04 PM »
Dear GrandDuchess_2011,

I'm not quite sure what the message of your is in the subject line Quote "the: smile, wink, laugh, or bulging eyes", or what it should imply, but in regards to the Tsar's son, he was but a boy of 14. For any reasonable person to suggest they might know how he would fair as Russia's future Tsar, is complete folly. His education had not even begun in full, so to make such a question has, nor hold no reasoning whatsoever. As well as Rachel has so stated, he had major health issues, so there alone it might be a wait and see issue. In any regard, it is not even open for reasonable discussion at this point.

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« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2006, 09:52:26 AM »
Very true, it is hard to say. I think it is pretty much impossible to debate this, as there are so many unknowns about this. I don't really know the point of this thread.

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« Reply #95 on: May 06, 2006, 10:47:39 AM »
This belongs in Having Fun, in my opinion.  ;D

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« Reply #96 on: May 08, 2006, 08:28:39 AM »
I agree, it does belong in having fun.

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« Reply #97 on: June 08, 2006, 04:58:39 AM »
I think, he'd definitely had maden a better tsar, than his father-boys tend to inherit more from the mother, than the father, but without Alexandra's nerveusness and istability, but with her strong will and bright intelligence, he'd had been a good one-of course, genetics are only one point. Alexei looked a little bit too spoiled, had he lived more, he'd have needed teachers who work on his knowledge and show him life.
Too sad, we will never know the answer.

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« Reply #98 on: June 20, 2007, 07:47:52 AM »
I think Aleksei would've make a good Tsar, who could act according to the truth, about what was really going on, not like his father who didn't want to change things, because it always has been like that in the past, or because he didn't bother to see if what he was told was true.

As for Aleksei's sickness, and the strong possibility that he would die young (and not doing much), just think about Baudouin IV, the King of Jerusalem (1180's); he was a leper, and died at 25 years old. But he reformed his kingdom, prepared it's defense against sultan Salah-ed-din (Saladin), and even won a great battle. He had sisters that would take his succession, but they made bad choices of husband, and the kingdom was lost.

Aleksei was in a similar situation; his kingdom was in turmoil, with enemies close and within, but with a regency at first, and with necessary reforms, and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy, his reign could've been the remedy Russia needed to stabilize. Do remember that when Nikolaï abdicated, the Provisional government expected a Regency, and Aleksei as Tsar, and were accepting the idea. The Russians and the Duma were mostly sick of Nikolaï doing nothing for them.

Aleksei was popular a few months before; think of the Russians reactions when they were seeing him: The Heir! The Heir!  And they wanted to touch him, speak to him, etc. Methinks the Bolsheviks were much more afraid of Aleksei than Nikolaï going on the throne.

As for the influence of his mother, I think a Regency would've cut it very quickly! Do remember that the only thing that stopped them from sending Alix in a convent was Nikolaï; with him gone, I sadly think that Aleksei would rarely have seen his mother again, and his father for that matter. That's why Nikolaï abdicated also for his son (though it was illegal), as we all know.

Well, that's my two cents!  :)

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« Reply #99 on: June 20, 2007, 07:37:19 PM »
I agree. It seems Alexei was more willing to accept change, and he was popular. To the people, he was innocent unlike his father.
Also, I believe that a constitution would've been better for Russia than the Bolsheviks, and Alexei would be more likely to create one...and people wouldn't have to threaten themselves like Nicholasha did in 1905.

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« Reply #100 on: July 05, 2007, 01:06:32 PM »
Who really knows? He was but a mere child when his father abdicated. There would have been a need for a Regent to act on his behalf as he was not of age. Deprived of the love of his family who knows how long he would have lasted? Some with his illness live quite a long time, others perish. His cousins through his Aunt Irene and Prince Henry of Prussia are good examples to compare.

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« Reply #101 on: June 15, 2008, 04:35:23 PM »
He would probably have continued the extreme anti-semitic policies of his father and grandfather.

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« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2008, 08:25:51 AM »
When I become Tsar, there are not be poor, unhappy........--this sentence says all about him.
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« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2008, 06:03:58 PM »
He would probably have continued the extreme anti-semitic policies of his father and grandfather.

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Re: Alexei and Being the Tsar
« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2008, 07:31:45 PM »
How would you really know? You couldn't possibly tell. He was too young at his death and was still maturing. Sure, when he was a boy he was somewhat spoiled, but than again he was the only boy and weren't we all spoiled when we were younger? On my vote it depends on how he formed the government and how he made the laws. But overall he probably would make a decent Tsar.