Impact of WW1 Flashcards

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WW1 Impact

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Huge casualties on the front, whilst the civilians suffered heavy food shortages/ Duma used war as an excuse to demand political concessions

German General Von hindenburg stated that the page stating russian war losses in the Great War Ledger had been ‘ripped out’, but the German shad to move ‘mounds’ of Russian corpses in order to see the opposition.

Turkey’s entry into the war closed the Dardanelle Straits, which was Russias main supply route from the west

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Impact on gov. finances

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Germany had accounted for half or Russias pre-war trade, which meant the Russian gov. had falling revenues coupled with spiralling expenditure

In an effort to prevent events similar to that of 1905, where drunkenness led to riots among reserve troops, Nicholas banned the sale of Alcohol. This was a decision that led to a 30% reduction in Russian revenue from tax.

Wages had risen 50%, yet the pricing of all products had risen by 100-500%

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