Russia, World War I (WWI), Russian army, patriotism, Communist rebel groups, Rasputin, Nicholas II, Tsar Nicholas, Vladimir Lenin, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, strikes
Russia's retreat from world War one was mainly due poor leadership that started in the early stages of the war. The reasons for Russia's withdrawal from WW1 will be outlined in this paper.
When Russia entered the war, the political leaders aimed to use the war as a uniting factor for the people and hence help save the government. However, it slowly became apparent that the Russian army was not ready for technological advances that had happened, and that their withdrawal would cause a significant impact on the Western Front war efforts.
[...] Further, the Russian army was poorly led (Gatrell, 2014). For example, in 1915 Nicholas II became the force's supreme commander, which made him receive blames for most failure against the Germans. Further, he left Petrograd under his German-born wife. She was viewed badly, and the Russians believed he was a German spy. Further, she was thought to be heavily influenced by Rasputin, with his healing powers, to make bad decisions with his demonic forces. Consequently, the population posed significant opposition to the rule and Nicholas II, which eventually contributed to his exit. [...]
[...] For example, in January and February Russia experience 268 strikes. In March 1917, Tsar Nicolas II lost control over Russian capital. Further, there was a total economic, social and political breakdown, which attracted loss of military support that forced him to abdicate. The Bolsheviks, who had pledged to give the people “land, bread and peace” failed to deliver on their promise. The Bolsheviks took power after they overthrew the provisional government (Doherty, 2015). The government was led by the moderates, who had taken power for Tsar Nicholas. [...]
[...] Also, the Russian army was using outdated maps which made artillery very ineffective. Finally, the war management was also poor (Doherty, 2015). Wounded soldiers would be dissertated at the station for the day while awaiting medical attention. Also, desertion among the Russian troops became common in 1917 who had grown war weary. Further, two disasters contributed top Russia's decision to withdraw. Russia lost many soldiers and equipment during the battled at Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes, which greatly dented the country's morale. [...]
[...] Lenin promised the Russians that would pull out of the war to satisfy the population's wish. With the civil being eminent, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk finalized Russia's exit from WW1 in 1918. Lenin made the peace agreement with the German's so that he could return to Russia and be the leader. References Doherty, D. (2015). Lenin, World War 1 and the 1917 revolution. Australian Socialist, 21(2) Gatrell, P. (2014). Russia's First World War: a social and economic history. Routledge. [...]
[...] The reasons for Russia's withdrawal from WW1 will be outlined in this paper. When Russia entered the war, the political leaders aimed to use the war as a uniting factor for the people and hence help save the government. However, it slowly became apparent that the Russian army was not ready for technological advances that had happened, and that their withdrawal would cause a significant impact on the Western Front war efforts. By 1917, Russian army was profoundly demoralized (Doherty, 2015). [...]
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