Ww1- Russian History AS edexcel


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Lower ranks ignorantly commanded
War department weak in 1st aid- refused help from abroad
Peasants angry young men rarely returning from the front
Largest army BUT lack of equipment & organisation
Food supplies scarce ­ military priority = civilians wanted to revolt
Inflation ­ wages doubled but prices quadrupled
Transport couldn't cope with demand from war = waste of food & supplies
Cold winters- needed boots but none available
Renamed Petrograd- less German
Lower morale- Tsar commander in chief of war = responsible for deaths
Triple entente: British, French & Russian cooperation
R believed war would be over by xmas- didn't plan for 4 years
Started off by Austrian being assassinated
R lost 4 million men in 1st months
Lost Russo- Japanese war so was looking bad again
Left wife & Rasputin at home = weak


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