Wars during Russia 1917-1953

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  • Created on: 20-04-19 21:53

World War One

  • Causes: 
  • Chronology 

Tsar went to the Front Line to rally morale - Failure 

- Left the Tsarina and Rasputin in St Petersburg - unable to control bread shortages, discontent and rife with hatred for Rasputin's relationship with the Royal Family 

  • Impact: 

Economic and societal effect 

- Inflation increased due to impact on industry and grain exports 

- 1.5 million desertions by 1916 

- Non-Military industries fell sharply due to demand of the war 

  • Result:

- Treat of Brest Litovsk March 1918 

- Bolsheviks promised Peace in the April Theses

- Ended Russia's Involvement in World War One 

- Lost 1/6 of the population 

- Estonia, Latvia, Poland 

- 76% , 24% 

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World War Two

  • Causes 

Nazi-Soviet Pact 1940 

- Stalin warned of Hitlers invasion - unprepared for war 

- Nazi-soviet Pact with Germany - peace 

- Conflict with Finland 

  • Chronology 
  • Impact 

Ruined Russia's Economy 

  • Result
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Russo-Polish War

  • Causes 
  • Chronolgy 

March 1920 

August

  • Impact 
  • Result

Treaty of Riga 1921

- Peace with Poland 

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Civil War

  • Causes 

Whites - Anti Bolsheviks, Monarchists, Tsarists, Kadets, Socialist Revolutionaries, Mensheviks 

  • Chronology 
  • Impact 

- 500,000 men lost in the civil war 

  • Result 

Bolshevik Victory 

- One party state control 

Diplomatically isolated in 1921 

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