1: World war one was sparked by the assignation of archduke Francis Ferdinand. The political objective of the assassination was to break Austria- Hungary’s south- Slav provinces off so they could be combined into a great Serbia. Both sides of the group believed it would be a quick war of many resources.
2: Russia become involved in WWI after Austria declared war against Serbia, because Russia had made itself the guardian of all Slavic and/or Eastern Orthodox peoples, particularly the south-slaves in the Balkans who has for centuries been under Muslim- Ottoman domination.
3: after the loss of the Russo- Japanese war, Russia had little money, France lent money to Russia henceforth creating a alliance with France & Brittan
4: The state of the Russian army in 1914 was still not strong. After the defeat of the Russo-Japanese war Russia had little money. Obviously Russia was further ahead then they were in 1905 yet still not developed enough to fight by themselves in WWI
5: Russia became involved in the battle of Tannenburg when they invaded German East Prussia in August 1914.
5a: This was the second battle that Russia was involved in. General Paul Von Hindenburg planned to launch an offensive against the Russian troops stationed at both Lemberg and Przemysl.
6: Back in Russia after WWI it became very evident. It proved the weakness of the Tsar. It had a major influence on civilians as well as changing the role of women dramatically
7: - June 28 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand- Killed
- July 28 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
- August 1 - Germany declares war on Russia.
- August 6 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia declares war on Germany. - August 26 - The Battle of Tannenberg begins
- The First Battle of the Marne begins. Trench warfare begins as soldiers on both sides dig in. - September 5 - Tsar Nicholas II takes personal control over Russia's armies. - November 7 - The Bolsheviks...