View Full Version : DBWI: No Russian Revolution in 1913?
January 6th, 2008, 10:25 AM
I've long felt this was a fascinating period, full of potential WIs. What if the Tsar'd been less of a damned fool and managed to keep a lid on things? Could we have seen a general European war if Russia had not been engulfed in civil war, and thus able to back France up over the Dardanelles Crisis of '15, for instance?
January 6th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Guess, we should blame Dogger Bank incident here. Those poor bastards of Russian Baltic Navy mistook British trawlers for Japanese torpedo boats! It's only naturally that the British public opinion forced the Parliament into declaration of war against Russian Empire. This time hit from two sides, Russia was stubborn and fought desperately. France along the lines of Russo-French alliance declared the war on Great Britain and war swept over to the colonies, and Japan along the lines of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance declared war on France. Most unfortunate development I should say!:(
Guess, the scandal over the attack of the fisher boats near Hull could have been diffused and there would have been no such a long war of atrition as it had happened, and such a young industrial power as Japan, of course, would have lost the war against Russia when Rozhestvensky's fleet arrived in Far East.
Of course the War of Alliances that lasted 5 long years (1905-1010) resulted in economic crash in Russia, France and Japan and revolutions in two former countries. But that miserable incident of Hull could have not caused the entire war!:eek:
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