Nikel wrote:Thinking again on the tsar assassination, perhaps the alternate history of White troops saving his life with the effects of rallying White factions and after the end of the great war facilitating a stronger international intervention in exchange of Democracy is not a bad idea.
Well, you can't expect a final international support and democracy with the Tsar leading the Whites ...
Actually, almost nobody did care of the Tsar in late 1918. The February 1917 revolution already make it fall and established a provisional pro-republican governement (which was allied to Western powers in the WWI 1917 year), and which was later replaced by the Bolshevik power with the October 1917 revolution.
Most of the workers and peasants hate the Tsar and the nobility system after centuries of oppression and 4 years of WWI started by the Tsar's imperialist objectives.
Most of the middle class bourgeoisie support a provisional pro-republican governement (like the Komuch faction in the game, which had the possibility to gain international support from other parliamentary western powers if it had survived the summer 1918...).
Only a big part of the professional military high officers of the former army was royalist or for any kind of centralized dictatorship.
So the survival of the Tsar would not help at all to unite the White factions and to get a popular support (or at least less desertions...).
Even the assassination of the tsar in late 1918 had almost no political impact. Except maybe that the royalist military Whites will have difficulties to find a political plan and to agree together to chose a leader and a possible new Tsar, like they tried with Kolchak.