Russia 1914-1924

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Effect of the war (casualties)
Millions of russian soldiers were slaughtered
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Effect of the war (leadership)
The Tsar decided to become the leader of the army. He was blamed for every failure
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Effect of the war (Tsarina)
The tsarina was left in charge which basically meant rasputin was in power. She was German and people thought she was a spy
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Who was Rasputin?
Unorthodox monk with "powers" who the tsarina thought could heal her son. She trusted him and would not hear anything bad said about him. He was her closest advisor and dismissed govt. officials, appointed new ones, interfered with important decision
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Effect of the war (food)
people in towns were starving because the railways we're clogged up with military transport so food couldn't reach them
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What happened in March 1917
Women started rioting - they wanted peace and bread. Tsarina called troops but they mutinied and joined the riots. Workers set up the Petrograd Society to coordinate the revolution. The tsar returned too late and was forced by the Duma to abdicate
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Who led the Provisional Government
Kerensky
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What was Dual Government
The Petrograd Society and the Prov. Govt. ruled together from march - november
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Did they carry out any major reforms?
No, They were only temporary. All they did was abolish the Okhrana and press censorship and allow political freedom
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What was the main problem of the PG
They wanted to continue the war. People began to turn on the govt when an attack on Austria failed, and began to look to Lenin
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Failures of the PG
Wanted to continue the war, was unable to end food and fuel shortages, did nothing to solve the land problem (peasants taking over nobles land) and did little to deal with opponents (Bolsheviks and Mensheviks). People hated the PG
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What was the April Theses
'Peace, land and bread' - Lenin's slogan
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