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  • Second All Russian Congress Of Soviets
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    The Russian Revolution This was two revolutions, the first in February / March, overthrew the imperial government and the second of which, in October / November, placed the Bolsheviks in power. By 1917 the bond between the Tsar and most of the Russian people had been broken. Government corruption and inefficiency were rampant. The Tsar's intransigent policies, including the occasional dissolution of the Duma, or Russian parliament, the chief fruit of the 1905 revolution, had spread dissatisfacti...
  • Tolstoy's Messages In Hadji Murat
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    Hadji Murat, Tolstoy's second book with the Caucasus as its setting can be considered a work of historical fiction that is a beautiful tale of resistance, and a window into not only the Caucasian War of the mid-nineteenth century, but also the culture of the Russian Empire during this period. As a work of fiction the reader must be wary of depictions of actual persons such as Tsar Nicholas I, whom Tolstoy was not enamored with, to say the least, but many insights about the period and its people ...
  • German Army
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    OPERATION BARBAROSSA The invasion of Russia was the largest military campaign of the Second World War. Operation Barbarossa, as it was known, was launched on 22 June 1941 and completely took Russia by surprise. The widening war raging in Africa and eastern Europe were key distractions for Hitler from his ultimate goal of attacking Russia. Although the British army remained undefeated in the west, Hitler's goal proved an urgency for him to begin moving on the east. Whilst planning was made throug...
  • Russian Army
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    War and Peace The famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote "War and Peace" in 1865. It is a story about the lives of the Russian royal family from 1805 to 1815. This book depicts things and events that happened during the war. The novel describes the war with Napoleon in which many countries were involved such as Russia, Austrian, Prussia, Spain, Sweden, and Britain. However, the novel mainly focuses on Russia. It reflects the different views and participation in the war of Russian aristocracy. S...
  • Chief Of Staff Of The German Army
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    The Russian plan of attack for the battle involved consolidating the forces of the 1st and 2nd Armies in order to encircle and overwhelm the German Eight Army, which was originally under the command of Gen. Prittwitz. Rennenkampf's 2nd Army would attack the German front, while Samsonov hit the German rear. The plan began to unravel when Gen. Rennenkampf delayed his advance after successfully engaging German forces at the Battle of Gumbinnen on 20 August 1914. Poor communications between the Russ...
  • Russian Front
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    Great offensive by Germans (March-June). Americans' first important battle role at Ch^a teau-Thierry-as they and French stop German advance (June). Second Battle of the Marne (July-Aug.) -start of Allied offensive at Amiens, St. Mihiel, etc. Battles of the Argonne and Ypres panic German leadership (Sept. -Oct. ). British offensive in Palestine (Sept. ). Germans ask for armistice (Oct. 4). British armistice with Turkey (Oct. ). German Kaiser abdicates (Nov. ). Hostilities cease on Western Front (...

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