CH2 Russia

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  • JULY DAYS
  • Rioting against authorities in Petrograd
  • Use of troops on protestors
  • Raised the profile of Kerensky
  • credited for effectively handling the unrest
  • 2 days after - Kerensky PM
  • Trotsky and Kamenev arrested
  • Lenin = exiled
  • Shut down newspaper Pravada
  • Clamped down on Bolsheviks
  • KORNILOV
  • Marched his troops towards Petrograd
  • Kerensky = saw this as a threat to PG
  • Ian Thatcher = opposition in the form of Kornilov marked a turning point in the fortune of the PG
  • Bolsheviks seen as heroes
  • Protected Petrograd
  • Showed the weakness of the PG
  • Susceptible to opposition and being challenged by military
  • Kerensky viewed as weak
  • IMPACT WW1
  • Economic
  • Severe inflation
  • money circulated = worthless
  • 1914-16 earnings x2 prices x4
  • 1917 - prices ^ 400%
  • Total cost of war - 3b
  • Casualties
  • 4.9m military 3.8 dead
  • Food and transport
  • Peasants hoarded stocks
  • Inflation made trading unprofitable
  • Military had access to the limited amount of food
  • Industry and agriculture - could not cope with the demands of war

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