Eastern Front

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Eastern Front

Eastern Front

Countries involved:


Countries involved during the Eastern front war was Austria-Hungary and Germany which was the central powers), and Russia. Romania also entered the war on the allies side in 1916.

Austria- Hungary


Eastern front strengths and weakness:

Strength: The Russian had the largest Army during WWI, yet in 1914, Russia's Imperial Troops were actually well trained and equipped. Weakness: The real problem with the Russian Army is its poor transportation supply, which cause Russian army to suffer during the war.

Strength: The main German armies in the East operated with planning and was well train for the battle.

Weakness: The Austro-Hungarian Army of 1914 lacked proper equipment and resources throughout the pre-war period. It was also composed of an increasingly nationalistic soldier.

The Battle of Tannenburg: A battle between the Russian Empire and the German Empire in the first days of World War I, fought by the Russian First and Second Armies against the German Eighth Army (23 August and 2 September 1914). The German army destroyed Russian Second army and majority of the First Army as well. German won this war by the rapid movement of their well trained troop, German excellent strategy make them defeat both Russian Armies with a single German Army.

Major Battles

Heroes: In the Battle of Tannenberg, Hindenburg and Ludendorff were consider as a heroes in Germany. Their victory later made Hindenburg as German Chief of Staff, and make Ludendorff as his quartermaster general.

Outcome: The Battle of Tannenberg result a defeat for the Russian army. Over a total of 92,000 Russians were taken as prisoner by Germany. Russian second Army (General Alexander Samsonov) committed suicide. The campaign’s only success was to create a distraction for Germany from the battles on the Western Front.



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