Tsaritsa Letters To Russia Analysis

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Document Analysis: Letters from the Tsaritsa to the Tsar Letter correspondence is an imperative method of communication that allows us to analysis the thought process of those involved. The document that is under analysis is a primary source. It consists of a series of letters from Tsar Nicolas II to his wife Tsaritsa Alexandra, and vice versa letters from the Tsaritsa to the Tsar. These letters were written amidst the commotion of the First World War. Letters like these allow us to take a greater insight into the thought process and the explicit opinions held by this aristocratic couple. Tsar Nicholas held autocratic power Of Russia since 1 November 1894 until he was forced to abdicate on 15 March 1917; these letters were written from…show more content…
Only once over the series of the letters is a reference made about a citizen of Russia. On June 6th 1916, the empress briefly mentions the rising fair of a toll through a town “instead of 5 kopeeks now one must pay 10 kopeeeks and that’s not fair upon the poor people” . Another unpopular move by the tsarist government was the introduction of prohibition. It was introduced to try reduce the rising levels of alcoholism among the Russian population. In 1914 the Tsarist Duma passed a law which entitled “the banning of manufacture and sale of sprits, alcoholic drinks and other products containing ethanol” This was due to the accusation by psychiatrists that the Russian government were turning a blind eye to the degenerative effects alcoholism was having on Russian society. Psychiatrists were denouncing the tsarist political system itself for engendering the degeneration of the population Throughout the letters we can see clear evidence of the oblivion the royal couple had towards the political desires of the people. Repeatedly Alexandra would remind the Tsar that “We are not ready for a constitutional
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