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Thursday, April 14, 2016
WW1: The Tsar Sealed His Fate
The Tsar visits the front and his cousin the Grand Duke, standing in the car. After the great retreat of 1915 in September, Nicholas sacked the Grand Duke and took personal command of Russia’s armies. Possessing no military aptitude, this major mistake led to increased unrest both in the trenches and at the home front. He became associated with direct failure as the Russian steamroller did not win.