What was the immediate political, military, and socio-economic significance of World War One upon Russia?

What was the immediate political, military, and socio-economic significance of World War One upon Russia?

Regardless of whether the war was a cause or merely a catalyst for the February Revolution, it certainly had a significant immediate impact upon Russia. The issue which divides historians in this respect is explaining how military and socio-economic developments during the war were connected together.

Main task: What was the impact of World War One upon Russia up to February 1917?
There is also an extension activity focusing on the accuracy of the film “Rasputin”, clips from which are incorporated into the main activity.

Video (above): What is AJP Taylor’s typically quirky explanation of how the war contributed to the downfall of the Tsarist regime?

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