nicholas II the last tsar of russia listened to the political advice of his german born wife Alexandra. Some have argued that she contributed to the political downfall of his regime.Evaluate her political influence but AVOID writing a biography about her life. There are biographies of nicolas and alexandras reign. I want the essay to make an argument and be WELL organized. Good Selection of reliable sources. I can recomend the annual american bibliography of east european studies from 1957 to 1994.