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Tsar Nicholas of Russia
Jay Winter
"Tsar Nicholas the II was probably the unluckiest man in Europe.

"He was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong job. He never wanted to be Tsar, he never wanted to lead the country, he never wanted to lead the army. He was a private man, intensely religious, utterly devoted to his family, and never had a chance to do any of that because of the nature of the regime: absolute monarchy has the terrible curse of having to live with the people who are born into it."

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