If, without WWI, Russia still experiences a revolution and its peoples try to secede, could this trigger an alternate WWI?

Futurist

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If, without World War I, Russia still eventually experiences a revolution (as a result of Nicholas II's incompetent rule) and various ethnic groups (people) in Russia try to secede from Russia afterwards, could this trigger an alternate World War I?
 

Futurist

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Which ones and when?
The Poles, the Balts, the Ukrainians, possibly the Finns, and maybe some or all of the Caucasians as well. I am skeptical about the Caucasians due to the fear of the Turks, though--with the possible exception of the Azerbaijanis.

As for when, I'm presuming that Poland would rush for the exits immediately while the others might wait a bit and then secede if they'll see that their concerns are not being sufficiently addressed by the new Russian government--or, alternatively, if Russia experiences a radical turn and goes Red if the previous, more moderate Russian revolutionary government would have become unpopular.
 
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The Poles, the Balts, the Ukrainians, possibly the Finns, and maybe some or all of the Caucasians as well. I am skeptical about the Caucasians due to the fear of the Turks, though--with the possible exception of the Azerbaijanis.
Why would the Caucasians be afraid of the Turks?
As for the rest, I doubt any other power would intervene unless it looked like it would topple the government.
 

Futurist

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The rest of them (non-Christians) were actually fleeing to turkey from Russia.
Yes, but the Christian Armenians and Georgians would have probably feared the Turks.

OK.

Anyway, I don't see Russia's ethnic minorities causing a collapse of the Russian government. Of course, a Bolshevik coup could do that.
 
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Futurist

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If, without World War I, Russia still eventually experiences a revolution (as a result of Nicholas II's incompetent rule) and various ethnic groups (people) in Russia try to secede from Russia afterwards, could this trigger an alternate World War I?
BTW, I meant to write "peoples" rather than "people" in parenthesis here. My point here should have been sufficiently clear in any case, though.
 

Naomasa298

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Futurist - can we dial back on the number of alternate history threads please. It's fine to create a few, but we would normally expect the majority of a member's threads to be discussing actual history.
 
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