Give reasons why Nicholas II can be blamed for the 1917 February revolution in Russia. Give at least 3 to 4 reasons why.

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Nicholas II was in many ways an unfortunate historical figure. He was a devoted family man but ascended to the Russian throne in his twenties and was wholly unprepared to rule a country the size of Russia.

He still believed in the divine right of kings and was determined to hold on to an autocracy that his son could inherit intact. Indeed, at the start of his reign he described as "senseless deams" the idea of having a representative democracy in Russia. He was forced to establish a parliament after the 1905 failed revolution, but he had no desire to let it function effectively and so...

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