Russia's 1914 foreign policy

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  • Created on: 08-04-18 16:30

1. On what condition would Russia enter into alliances with Germany, France and/or Britain?

  • If it protected Russia's western borders and possessions
  • If it would provide Russia with more food
  • If it would bring about economic benefits
  • If Russia were given a place on the League of Nations
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2. What did Poland act as?

  • A mediator between Germany and Russia
  • A buffer state between Germany and Russia
  • A provider of 75% of Russia's grain
  • An area of economic income for Russia

3. Why did the Balkan wars occur?

  • The Balkans demanded independance from Austro-Hungarian rule
  • Austria-Hungary ignored famine in the Balkans which led to a peasant uprising
  • Russia persuaded nationalities to form a coalition against Austria-Hungary
  • The leader of the Hungarian church was shot by Bosnian nationalists

4. Why did the 1892 Austro-Russian convention occur?

  • Common fear of Germany
  • An increased need for military alliances
  • Marriage of the Tsar's son to a key French diplomat's daughter
  • They relied on eachother's incomes

5. What did the decline of the Ottoman empire lead to?

  • Civil War in Turkey
  • Issues with Russian interests in the Balkans
  • More money being given to Germany
  • Fall in grain production


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