Ask Mr. Donn
World War I
How did the Russian Revolution affect the war?
The Russian revolution, with the overthrow of the Czar and subsequent civil war, led to Russia signing a separate peace treaty and withdrawing from the fighting. This allowed Germany to send troops from the Eastern Front along the Russian border to the Western Front to swell the number of troops already fighting in France. This might have tilted the war in Germany's favor except for the entry of the USA into the war on the side of the Allies (France, Britain, and others.) The war in Europe