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To what extent does the impact of WW1 explain the outbreak of 2 revolutions in 1917?


placed an unbearable strain on Russia's weak government and economy
resulting in mass shortages and hunger.
In the meantime, the mismanagement and failures of the war turned the people - and
importantly the…

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took 15 million men from the farms and trains had to be used for the war (so they could not
bring food to the cities)
so there were food shortages and food prices rose, all of which created anger and unrest in
The winter of 1916­17 was severe. Food…


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