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October 21st, 2010, 04:20 AM
Is it possible for Russia to withdraw from the war immediately after the February Revolution(which was actually in March) and sign a peace with Germany?
October 21st, 2010, 05:39 AM
October 21st, 2010, 06:32 AM
Had Germany and Austria offered no anexations no indemnities peace at that time (this assumes more intelligent folk running the Central powers) I suspect that the demand for peace in Russia would have been irresistable
October 21st, 2010, 07:02 AM
The Russian liberals, the bourgeoisy, were the original war party. The Tsar had gone to war in 1914 more for fear that they stage a revolution in case he dogded the confrontation - than for defending Serbia.
So, it will take the Petrograd workers to assume complete control already in the initial revolution.
A Russian peace offer in March 1917 may save Bethmann Hollweg from downfall. Thus, Russia would not have to deal with Ludendorff's ideas but with a more practical approach by Bethmann and Zimmermann.
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