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Russian Military Logistical Problems

Title: Russian Military Logistical Problems: 1914-1920.
Name(s): Macharyas, Collin McCarthy, author
Grant, Jonathan A., professor directing thesis
Souva, Mark A., committee member
Creswell, Michael, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, degree granting college
Program in International Affairs, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (114 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Throughout the course of the First World War and the Civil War that devastated the country after, Russia's military logistical network continually failed to provide the supplies necessary for its forces to win the colossal conflict which it found itself in from 1914 to 1920. Russia, even with its vastness and resource rich lands, struggled greatly to properly equip its armies. Yet it was not a lack of resources, or even finished war supplies which crippled the country's military logistics, but rather a constant mismanagement by Russia's bloated and inefficient bureaucracy. During these years of conflict Russia was governed by three uniquely different governments: the Tsarist Empire in its final years of existence, a weak and semi-democratic Provisional Government, and a military junta under the White Resistance against the growing power of the Bolsheviks. Although all three governments were different in their aims for the Russia they ruled, each continued a legacy of mismanagement and inefficiency of the nation's military logistics. This thesis paper examines each of these government's attempt to sustain the conflicts they waged with the necessary weapons and supplies. Throughout the time period covered, there is a continual theme of a misuse of Russia's vast resources, creating a situation where there were plenty of weapons and ammunition but where none was reaching the front lines. Instead, a combination of an inefficient bureaucracy and the monumental egos of that bureaucracy's leadership saw a mismanagement of resources and a complete breakdown of Russia's supply capabilities.
Identifier: FSU_2016SP_Macharyas_fsu_0071N_13232 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Program in Russian and Eastern European Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: March 25, 2016.
Keywords: 1914-1920, Russian Civil War, Russian Logistics, Russian Military, World War One
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Johnathan Grant, Professor Directing Thesis; Mark Souva, Committee Member; Michael Creswell, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Russia -- History
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