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1

What were the impacts of WW1?
(3)

Inflation.
Food shortages.
Low morale.

2

What happened to government spending during WW1?

It increased from 4 million roubles a year to 30 million roubles a year.

3

What happened when gold standard was abandoned?

This allowed more notes into circulation and this meant that in the short term wages could be paid but in the long term money became worthless.

4

Why was there a fall in food production?

The state took over horses and fertilisers for the war effort so this made it difficult to sustain farming needs.

5

Why did peasants not trade their stocks?

Inflation meant trading wasn’t profitable.

6

How was the food distributed?

The army got more than ordinary people.

7

Did the railways meet the demands of war?

No.

8

What happened to the railways during the war?

Less than two years after the war started the railway system collapsed.

9

How did the railway system contribute to food shortages?

Since the railway system collapsed then food couldn’t be moved about and food was left rotting in railway cars.

10

What were the problems with the army?

Lack of resources.
Led by the Tsar.
Lacked ammunition.

11

When did the Tsar take over the army?

1915

12

What was the result of he Tsar taking over the army?

He was blamed for the army’s failure the war and this led to him being overthrown.

13

Why was there low morale during the war?

Lack of food.
Inflation.
Failures of the military.