- Dec 13, 2003
I can’t imagine what it would be like, being apparently destined for work on the family farm only to wake up one day as an imperial prince. Not entirely sure I’d like the change, personally speaking. But I may well be in the minority there.
Probably depends on how the work on the family farm was. Some would find it just settling and be eager for some other duties and tasks to do. Some may like just settling and living the quiet life.
Either way, one does become a stranger in a strange land, one way or another.
I’ve just caught up again too. It seems Russia remains fairly weak and underdeveloped at this stage, and yet to decide which great powers should be sided with or opposed. Wrangel and Anastasia will doubtless be trying to build the nation and its military as time goes by - but to what eventual end, one wonders? What is the victory being dreamt of - over whom?
Future updates shall reveal!
What Russia really needs is socialism with tsarist characteristics. (Or is that just Stalinism…)
There's a quote I heard a long time ago, that I lost, and I've been trying to find forever. It was by a fellow who was an acquaintance of Karl Marx, and there was some big Communist meeting, and the man pointed to all those attending and told Marx something to the effect of, "You put any of them in charge, and they will be ten times worse as the Tsar."
How prophetic that turned out to be.