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Memoirs Memoirs Matthew Baumann Walden University Devan Bissonette HIST 2005: World History 1900-1945 3-7-2019
2 Memoirs This week our task is to create our memoirs from the perspective of someone living in a country that entered into the first world war in the year 1914. To do this I have chosen to be a male in his mid-thirties in the country of Russia. We joined the war on August 1 st , 1914 due to our long-time alliance with Serbia following the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Prior to the war beginning, Russia had been a mystery to most outsiders as we hardly ever had vistors. The mere size of our country accompanied by its number of citizens and military powers caused most to look at us as an imperial superpower. Growing up my parents witnessed the change in government following the Crimean War. With investors pumping money into Russia to construct factories and resources my parents relocated closer to the city and my father worked in the mines for long hours and cheap pay. Then in 1904 we entered into a war

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