1917 The Fall of the Romanov's

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What were the 4 main factors in the fall of the Romanov's?
WWI, socio-economic problems, the Tsarina and Rasputin and problems with autocracy and a lack of reform
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How many POWs were taken at the Battle of Tannenburg?
100,000
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How many men had been conscripted by the Russian Imperial Army by 1916?
14m
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Why did the Tsarina's ancestry cause problems?
She was German - it caused rumours that there was treachery in high places
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Who was Gregory Rasputin?
A 'holy man' favoured by the Romanov's for his almost mystic ability to relieve the heir's haemophilia
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Why did Rasputin cause problems?
He was left in charge with the Tsarina - the aristocracy felt threatened by his importance and court and power over the royal family, rumours of an affair with Alexandra tainted the Tsar
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Who did Nicholas appoint to supervise the government?
Alexandra
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How did Alexandra contribute to the Tsars downfall?
She dismissed able ministers resulting in worsening problems in the cities and instability within the government
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What economic problems did war cause?
inflation - wages couldnt match the raising prices and many factories closed down leaving thousands out of work and roaming the streets
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How did war affect the transport system?
It virtually collapsed under the transportation of the army and military equipment, left no room for food supplies
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What did 'Progressive Bloc' propose to the Tsar?
They suggested he establish a 'gov. of public confidence' to run the country - he rejected this opportunity which could have saved him
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What was the result of Tsarina's and Rasputin's actions?
The situation in cities rapidly deteriorated and Army generals blaming him for putting them in charge, became disenchanted with his leadership
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What did Nicholas' devolvement of the Duma cause?
The conservatives and liberals to be thrust into a position of outright oppoisition
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How was the monarchy regarded before the war?
Widely regarded as an oppressive, obsolescent institution
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How did Soldiers in the Petrograd garrison who resented the poor food and severe and military discipline react?
The began to move actively against the monarchy
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How was food reaching the cities affected?
a german blockade stopped a lot of shipping of grain for the cities, they were a difficulty from the start of the war
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How many were left unemployed after factories began closing down in Petrograd?
1000s
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What was the opinion of the Tsar of those in Russia's highest social circles?
They turned irretrievably against him
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