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Offline bell_the_cat

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Re: Anyone under age 18 - do you read this thread to learn new things?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2006, 05:00:07 PM »
Kim, I knew I'd find you here!  ;D ;D

The forum is for all ages.....
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Re: Anyone under age 18 - do you read this thread to learn new things?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2006, 06:37:52 PM »
I'm 16, and I don't really spend much time on this particular section of the board, because, even though I myself don't really beleive any of the immediate IF survived, I find that the bashing that goes on here is disheartening. I find these stories of survival interesting, if outlandish, because they could be true- at least some of them. The whole execution was poorly done- who knows if it actually happened at all? What if those bones found in Siberia were just a government cover up to end speculation? Weirder things have happened. Alexander I's body was missing from it's grave, for example. The Soviet government certainly wasn't the best when it came to keeping things in order- politics messed things up then as it does now, and there is every possibility in the world that the IF, after arriving in Ekaterinberg, were not shot at all, but rather...who knows? Maybe their executioners panicked, dropped the bodies in the woods, and left, and maybe someone survived. There is always a chance. I don't encourage these people, but it interests me to think what if...

I really form my own opinion- but the stories have interested me enough, that, if I had the power, I'd definatley re-open the case. A lot of what's on the AP is true and accurate, but a lot of what's considered 'true and accurate' by history has been found false in later  years.

When I check in on this part of the board, it's mainly out of curiosity. What if someone survived? They'd be dead by now, certainly, but WHAT IF?!

I'm a big what if person.
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Re: Anyone under age 18 - do you read this thread to learn new things?
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2006, 01:43:44 PM »
I'm new here - in fact, this is my first post - but I've been reading over the forum topics for the past few days.  I don't take anyone's word as Gospel, but I do form opinions based on what I read and what evidence is presented to back up different claims.  Personally, I do not believe that there were any survivors.  However, I find speculation to the contrary fascinating, because I always think it's interesting to look at history not only in terms of what happened and why, but what could have happened differently and why it didn't.

I hope I explained that well.  I'm 17, by the way, if anyone's curious.  I've been fascinated by the Romanovs since Sister spent half a class period on them in my AP World History class my senior year of high school, but unfortunately I haven't read much about them since then, so most of what I read on this forum is new information.  I do, however, plan on checking it all out as soon as I can get myself to a bookstore.

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Re: Anyone under age 18 - do you read this thread to learn new things?
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2006, 04:04:04 PM »
I certainly don't want to limit discussion, but I strongly advise posters under the age of 18 to not publically identify themselves as minors. It's not a good idea for a good many reasons.