After only three years of war, Russia had 4,950,000 wounded soldiers, and over 1,700,000 casualties. By the war’s end, Russia had weakened their international relations, shrunk their grain, coal and oil industries, and due to the millions of casualties, left women as the primary caretakers and providers for their families. Nearly every aspect of Russian economy and society had completely deteriorated which ultimately led to the Russian Revolution, and it began in March of 1917. Known as the February Revolution, it marked the beginning of the nine month revolution that would dismantle the functionality of the country for decades after. It took place in Petrograd, the Russian capital at the time, and was supported by 90,000 men and women on strike.
After his exclie Lenin went abroad across Europe forming the Bolshevik party in 1903. In 1912 Lenin moved to Switzerland where he stayed for most of WW1 here writing one of his most famous works ¨Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism¨ witch focused on how imperialism was the cause of the war and that Russiaś defeat would be the surest way of bringing about a communist revolution. Then in 1917 after WW1 had exhausted Russia, Lenin was allowed renentery by the Germans who hoped the return of revolutionaries would undermine the war effort. In Russia Lenin began working to over through the provisional government that had formed after the fall of the Tsarist regime and started what was later known as The October Revolution. Three years of civil war followed the revolution, the Bolsheviks won and took full control of Russia.
It was a revolution focused around Petrograd, now called Saint Petersburg. During that time, chaos started when demonstrators hassled onto the streets protesting for a break yelling “Down with the autocracy!" Supported by industrial workers, they charged against the police attacking everything and everyone against them. Within the next two days, the strike spread along other streets and the violence increased, destroying other police stations. This caused the soldiers of Petrograd to open fire on demonstrators killing many men.
Before the invasion a dummy army was created and placed in Southeast England to convinvce the germans the attack was coming at pas de calais (Foot). The invasion took place because the allies knew the a large invasion was the only way to win the battle in europe and to open up two battle fronts, relieving pressure off the soviet front (Foot). Canada was a key player in delivering the astronomical victory at D-day. Canada sent 450 paratroopers (Operation Overlord: D-Day Remembered), 14,000 troops, 110 ships, 10,000 sailers
The Winnipeg General strike started when the Builders and metal workers walked off their jobs for higher wages, shorter work weeks and the right to do collective bargaining. It expanded with the Winnipeg Trades and Labour council voting for General Strike with 30,000 people going on strike. The people who opposed the strike were business leaders, politicians and Industrialists who formed the Citizen’s Committee of One Thousand. They didn’t like the strikers because they thought it was a conspiracy plan to overthrow the government. On June 21st, the strikers held a parade against the mayor and because of how violent it was, it became known as “Bloody Saturday”.
They decided to meet on October 17th to burn down Bentley’s hotel and receive justice. The three diggers that burnt the hotel to the ground were arrested and convicted for arson. 10,000 diggers met to petition the release of the three diggers, on November 11. They also demanded the abolition of the diggers licence which lead to an outcome. On November 29, a bigger meeting was organised.
Britain, Austria, and Russia joined forces to prevent the French expansion into the Near East. The third coalition composed of Britain, Austria, and Russia was created in 1805 to stop Napoleon's expansion to in Belgium and to strengthen Prussia. The Continental System created by Napoleon made the European countries resent Napoleon's control thus they buy smuggled goods. To show hate against this system, Russia withdrew from the Continental System. These three coalitions and Russia's reaction to the system emphasized the disagreement of the European nations to the Napoleonic Empire.
In April 1968, Martin Luther King on the night before his assassination had told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through”. On 1 February 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death by a malfunctioning truck. Twelve days later, frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and abuse of its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.
The Great War started in 1914 and went on until 1919. It was sparked by the assassination of the president of Austria,Franz Ferdinand, in June 1914. Growing forces of nationalism, alliances and economic factors also helped spark WW1. He was murdered by a Serbian nationalist in Bosnia, and a series of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident, leading in August, to the outbreak of World War I, which sparked Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire to run against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. “The Allies were joined after 1917 by the United States.
Bonaparte’s early militarily conquests started with the conquering of Belgium, in which Austria and Britain attempted to fight to French army in the defense of Belgium. Napoleon later went on to conquer conquer Italy and Switzerland after forcing Austria out of the war with Italy against Napoleon. He attempted conquering the British, but was stopped by the British when admiral Horatio Nelson destroyed the French fleet at Aboukir, cutting of the French army from France. As the Second Coalition came to a head, Russia
And requiring Germany to respect those rights of neutrals, that will be they key issue that will cause a confrontation in 1915 with the Lusitania. This time Germany will back down, will issue a series of pledges, in the wake of other controversial sinkings, not to attack passenger or merchant ships. But in 1917, when Germany decides for unconditional submarine warfare, that will ultimately be the issue that brings around this confrontation to the United States and Germany. That along, of course, with the Zimmerman Telegram when Germany decides to renew unconditionally submarine warfare in 1917 at the same time the German foreign minister sends a telegram to Mexico asking them if war in fact does comes about will they attack the United States and in turn maybe get some territory. The British intercept this
The Schlieffen Plan was meant to protect Germany in case they were attacked from both east and west. In order for Germany to reach France they had to pass straight through Belgium which would mean that they would engage in combat. Since Belgium had a treaty with Brittan, Brittan was also successfully involved in the war. When most people think about war they imagine people hiding in buildings and behind barricades. Well this particular war was fought in trenches.