Tsarevich Alexei of Russia dies young (in the early 20th century)

Futurist

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May 2014
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What if Tsarevich Alexei of Russia would have died young (due to some accident as a result of his hemophilia, rather than due to him being murdered) sometime in the early 20th century? For the record, it would probably be best to have World War I not occur in this scenario--at least not in the 1910s--since having WWI occur on schedule could have greatly complicated things in regards to this.

Anyway, if Alexei dies young and his father Nicholas II is still the Russian Tsar, what is Nicholas going to do in response to this? Is he going to banish Rasputin from the Russian court? Is he going to make one of his daughters (possibly his eldest daughter Olga) his new heir? If so, would this have reinvigorated support for the Russian monarchy? Also, is there anything else that Nicholas would have done differently after Alexei's death?

Any thoughts on all of this?
 

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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The Tsar's younger brother Michael was next in line afte Alexei as the legal heir to the throne. The Tsar would have had to have changed the succession law in order to make someone else and not Michael the heir.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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The Tsar's younger brother Michael was next in line afte Alexei as the legal heir to the throne. The Tsar would have had to have changed the succession law in order to make someone else and not Michael the heir.
Yes, that's what I was thinking of having Nicholas II do.