Fall of Eagles: Abdication Demand
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Czar Nicholas II of Russia is traveling on a train, and the train is stopped because of an urgent matter. A messenger tells the Czar that the Duma requests that he abdicate the throne immediately, and when the Czar refuses, he states that they demand his abdication. The Czar is faced with a difficult decision, as it is clear his presence is not welcome in any new form of Russian government that takes shape.

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  1. Why does Czar Nicholas want to take action without waiting for his cabinet?
  2. Why is the Czar being asked to abdicate?
  3. How does the Czar respond to the request?

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