This is a 23 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the History of Russia – Key Figures – Tsar Nicholas II. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.
Nicholas II inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III, died in 1894. Nicholas II’s was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His handling of “Bloody Sunday” and World War I incensed his subjects and led to his abdication. The Bolsheviks executed him and his family on the night of July 16-17, 1918, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Nicholas II inherited the Russian throne when his father died of kidney disease at the age of 49 on October 20, 1894.Nicholas II hardly felt up to the task of assuming his father’s role. He confessed to a close friend, "I am not prepared to be a tsar. I never wanted to become one. I know nothing of the business of ruling."
In 1904, Alexandra gave birth to the longed-for male heir, Alexei. The parents’ joy soon turned to concern as Alexei was diagnosed with hemophilia. Desperate to find an effective treatment for Alexei, Nicholas II and Alexandra turned to a peasant monk named Rasputin who’s prayers help the boy get better.
In 1904 Japan attacked Russia. In December of that year, Nicholas II’s army was forced to surrender Port Arthur. By spring of 1905, his fleet was decimated in the Battle of Tsushima.
On January 5, 1905, a sizable but peaceful demonstration of workers in St. Petersburg turned violent when troops opened fire on the demonstrators, killing more than 1,000 people in what would come to be called the infamous “Bloody Sunday.”
At the beginning of World War I, Russia’s armies performed poorly. In response, Nicholas II appointed himself commander-in-chief, so he could take direct control of the military from Grand Duke Nicholas, against the advice of his ministers. In his absence, the empress grew increasingly withdrawn and ever more dependent on Rasputin, who heavily influenced her political view on matters at home. Nicholas II’s ministers consequently resigned in rapid succession and were replaced by Alexandra’s chosen candidates, as influenced by Rasputin until his 1916 murder by nobles.
The Russian public blamed Nicholas II for his poor military decisions, and Empress Alexandra for her ill-advised role in government. On March 15, 1917, Nicholas II had no other choice but to step down from the monarchy. He and his family were then taken to the Ural Mountains and placed under house arrest. On the night of July 16-17, 1918, Nicholas II and his family were murdered by Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, thus ending more than three centuries of the Romanov Dynasty’s rule.
The presentation covers the following:
Inheriting the Throne
World War I
End of Romanov Rule
End of Presentation
This is one on many power point presentations I offer in my store on ….the History of Russia.