After some debate, the German senior command agreed on a thrust deep into Russian lines out of East Prussia. The resulting "winter war" inflicted another 190,000 casualties on the Russians, but petered out when the Austrian forces to the south utterly failed to dislodged the Russians. They instead suffered another embarrassing defeat, and even lost control of Dukla Pass, a prime route onto the Hungarian plains. Only severe weather and their unfortunate supply situation prevented the Russians from cracking into the core of the Dual Monarchy's
During this time, Russian cities were dying because all the workers and peasants were focused on rebelling against the government and seizing the land of their landlords, instead of working in the factories and living the life of a peasant or urban worker. The Russian Revolution of 1905 only decreased the strength of the empire further but a positive outcome for the people of Russia was instituted. Sergei Witte suggested an elected legislative assembly and after the Revolution of 1905, The Duma, a parliamentary institution, was established. Although the Revolution was officially over, violence and tension continued,
The Soviets cut off the western side of Berlin and prevented the Americans, British and French from accessing the city. It made the dispute between them public and was the first military confrontation of the USSR towards America. The western part of Germany had to supply West Berlin from the air for around a year, causing Russia to eventually give up. This was a triumph for the USA and the rest of Western Europe as they managed to outwit the Soviets, and due to their peaceful defeat the USSR looked increasingly aggressive. However this made Stalin and the Soviet Union despise the capitalist Europe even more.
One in particular that really hit the Germans hard towards the would be end of WWII was the Battle of Stalingrad. During the Battle of Stalingrad Hitler’s stubbornness and hatred for Stalin served against him causing him to lose a huge portion of his army and forced him to abandon his eastern offensive. The Russian counterattack on the over ambitious German offensive at The Battle of Stalingrad trapped a bulk of the German offensive. This caused the death of about 350,000 German soldiers which was a huge blow to their army. This misstep by the Germans resulted in the destruction of German supply lines leading towards Stalingrad, leaving the Germans with no military support or food.
General Pershing thought “unless the German Army was very obviously beaten and driven back deep into Germany, the whole performance would have to be repeated in another quarter of a century. And he was so right about what the future held” (John J. Pershing, 2000). World War II happened within that next quarter century. President Wilson was adamant that peace was the answer. Shipping and the economy were the main reasons behind
At Tannenburg in August 1914 the Germans inflicted a heavy defeat on the Russians which resulted in masses of prisoners, stores, and guns taken off the Russians. The Tsar’s poor leadership skills throughout WW1led to increased prices, protests, food and fuel shortages, and outbreaks of disease. Also, as the peasants were rising up and seizing the land, many soldiers (who were mostly peasants) deserted the army. A revolution on land was occurring. This is said to be the Russians “voting with their feet”.
Chris Purchase Within the context of the period 1815-1917, how far was the First World War the main cause of the fall of the Romanovs in February 1917? February 1917, the First World War is going badly for Russia; supplies not getting through to the soldiers; huge numbers of Russian soldiers dying, wounded by the German army on the eastern front; Nicholas II lacking in military experience resulting in costly defeats for his army. Back home in Petrograd, the country is in chaos. Rasputin has been murdered and the revolutionaries are gaining in strength. So the question is... how did the rule of the Romanovs fail after 300 years in power?
It was clear that the Tsar was not fit to run the country and no longer had the support of the public. On the 28th of February 1917 Nicoloas II train to Petrograd was stopped and representatives of the old duma and a group of generals from stavka boarded and told the Tsar that it would be futile and dangerous for him to return, it was then that they advised him to abdicate. On the former day Nicolas II abdication was publically announced. In conclusion, World war one was a major factor in the fall of the Romanovs, the war caused many problems for the people of Russia including Inflation, food supplies, transport and the army. These issues were meant to have been dealt by the Tsar but he failed to meet his people’s needs, resulting in people disliking him and him being convinced to abdicate.
Battle of the Bulge Essay Germany was clearly losing the war. The Red Army was marching in on the Eastern front and the Allied Forces were decimating German occupied cities with heavy bombing on the Western front. Hitler knew that unless the Allied Forces could be stopped, the war would be over in a matter of months. He soon came up with an attack plan. Hitler sat down with Wilhelm Kertel and Alfred Jodl to give a status report on the German Army.
Some reasons are that the Huns, a fierce group of Mongol Nomads started to destroy everything in the Romans path. The Huns moved through the Roman Provinces of Gaul, Spain, and North Africa. In 410 AD, the Huns overran Rome for 3 days. The Huns leader was Attila. His forces terrorized both halves of the empire but failed in the East, due to the high walls of Constantinople.