Tsar Nicholas was politically naive and had a tendency to trust the wrong people. He was not interested in government business and did not have the confidence in his ability to rule. That said, Nicholas refused to make reforms for fear of undermining his autocratic power, and used military force in answer to demands for reforms. The events of Bloody Sunday prove this much, and whilst the order to fire on a peaceful, unarmed crowd may not have come from Nicholas himself, it shows the results of his trusting the wrong people with authority. The Tsar was unwilling to follow through on the promises he made to the people, as evidenced by his dealings with the October Manifesto. The Tsar's poor leadership was a large factor in the downfall of his family's dynasty because it worsened situations and resulted in widespread discontent among his people.