While he succeeded his father in 1894, he wasn't crowned until March 2 years later. Military educated he was trained with the skills necessary to rule. He was responsible for modernizing Russia and taking Foreign territories.
January 1, 1904
It started as a peaceful protest by peasant Farmers but turned into a massacre when Russian soldiers panicked at the oncoming crowd of shouting peasants. This event triggered the !905 Revolution. The Russian "Bloody Sunday" is one of many events from around the world with that name.
The 1905 Revolution
January 1, 1905 - June 30, 1907
A two year revolution that started Czar Nicholas II on the road to attempting reformation. while technically a failed revolution, it did somewhat have the desired effect.
WWI in Russia
August 1914 - December 1917
the date spanned was Russia's time in WW1 from the entrance of Germany until Germany And the newly formed USSR signed it's treaty.
The soviet union under LEnnin
1917 - 1924
Lennin lead the Revolutions against the Czar and took power and set up the beggining of the USSR and was followed by the rule of Joseph Stalin.
The February Revolution
March 8, 1917 - March 14, 1917
This revolution was only partially succesful ending with the last czar abdicating the throne. Led by Vladmir Lennin to establish a Marxist government.
Lennin and the October Revolution
November 7, 1917 - November 8, 1917
This revolution occured over the course of a day and saw the death of the abdicated Czar.