- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
Nicholas II and his family were killed in July 1918. Wilhelm II was still the Emperor of Germany at the time. I wondered: what was his reaction to the Tsar's murder? Sure, their countries were at war but Wilhelm and Nicholas were cousins and had even written letters to each other (the known Willy-Nicky correspondence). Did the Kaiser feel any guilt at all because after all it was Germany that allowed Lenin to return to Russia? Was he perhaps happy that one of his adversaries was now gone? Somehow I doubt that, because I don't think Wilhelm would want the murder of any European monarch lest it sets a precedent.