The End of Tsarist Russia

The End of Tsarist Russia

The March to World War I and Revolution

Book - 2015
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Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
ISBN: 9780670025589
0670025585
Characteristics: xv, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call Number: 940.311 LIE

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

... key figures in Vienna had believe that Serbian nationalism was a threat to the monarchy, which only war could solve.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo came as a bolt from the blue.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

..., that the German and Russian economies benefited hugely from each other and war between the two enemies was suicidal madness.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

Armies exist to fight wars, but they spend most of their time at peace.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

Woe be tide a great power deemed to be unwilling or unable to protect its vital interests by force.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

International relations in the Age of Imperialism reflected the law of the jungle.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

Russian policy in east Asia rested on the appearance rather than the reality of power in the region.

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SEBoiko
Sep 10, 2015

..., it is not surprising that hostility to Russia ran deep in Turkish hearts.

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SEBoiko
Sep 03, 2015

Had the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk survived, Germany would have won World War I.

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SEBoiko
Sep 03, 2015

..., World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine.

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Dec 15, 2015

For me, this book was like reading a PhD thesis/dissertation, though it really clarifies the mess Europe was in from 1905 onwards to the present day. It also presents an excellent presentation of the values and ethnicity of Eastern Europeans and Russians. An excellent follow-up book is The Long Shadow: the Legacies of the Great War in the 20th century by David Reynolds.

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SEBoiko
Sep 03, 2015

The great irony of World War I was that a conflict which began more than anything else as a struggle between the Germanic powers and Russia to dominate east-central Europe ended in the defeat of both sides.

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Sep 10, 2015

The two world wars in Europe were more than anything else a struggle between Russia and Germany to control the Continent's center and east, thereby in principle making one or the other the dominant power in Europe.

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