The European dynasties are split into two armed camps.
Czar Nicholas strengthens his police staff after the massacre of Bloody Sunday.
Kaiser Wilhelm II convinces the Czar to follow a dangerous expansionist policy in the East.
Lenin forges the machinery of the Russian Revolution, as Czar Nicholas hides under a reign of terror.
Weak-willed Nicholas II inherits the throne of Russia and the tremendous potential for revolution.
Wilhelm flees to Holland.
Kaiser Wilhelm smuggles Lenin to St. Petersburg to maneuver Russia out of the war.
Nicholas is arrested by his own generals and forced to abdicate.
Aging Franz Josef's heir, Archduke Ferdinand, is assassinated.
The violent suicide of Prince Rudolf of Mayerling incites a cover-up which eventually undermines the Austrian dynasty.
The arrogant young Kaiser Wilhelm II breaks Bismarck's power.
Queen Victoria's daughter Vicky clashes with Otto von Bismarck of Prussia, the "Iron Chancellor."
Franz Josef of Austria struggles to curb a rebellious empire and equally rebellious wife.