If Turkey enters WWII on the Axis side and subsequently loses the war, how much territory is it going to lose?

Futurist

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Enormous losses
That was true for all WWI countries that send large numbers of troops to fight, no? (Japan is an exception since there wasn't actually much fighting done in the Pacific in WWI.)

and as you said Russia was not really losing, sure, but it was hardly winning either, sure they were beating the Ottomans and Austrians, but they suffered many stinging defeats.
Yes, but these defeats weren't exactly decisive. Russia was still able to hold onto Moldova, most of Ukraine, most of Belarus, and the northern Baltics.

America entering the war and fighting on the other side of the continent could hardly make a difference in the mind of an average Russian soldier.
Please keep in mind, though, that all Russia had to do after the US entry was to hold the front lines where they were; the US and its allies in the West were the ones who were actually going to make a decisive difference in Germany's defeat.
 

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Russia was generally in chaos, food shortages, inflation, troubles with supplying the army with uniforms etc. The soldiers were aware of these things.
That's interesting--though I did hear that the munitions crisis in Russia was largely resolved by 1916. Is that correct?
 

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#35
Yes, but other issues persisted.
OK; that makes sense. Anyway, though, if the Entente win WWI in 1917 due to an earlier US entry into WWI (for instance, in 1915 after the sinking of the Lusitania--though it would still take the US a year or more to send a large army to Europe), wouldn't Russia still be in bad shape but merely be lucked out that it won WWI before it collapsed? If so, in such a scenario, are its troops actually going to be willing to fight the Turks for an additional several years as opposed to wanting to go home in order to acquire some of their own land?
 

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