The Great War
Russia joined the great war after the invasion of Congress Poland by the joint forces the Central Powers. Immediately after this Russia invoked her alliance with France and Serbia which quickly joined the war. The war began a world war when Germany tried to go through Belgium to France. Right from the start of the war, the Russian armies were plagued by a myriad of problems.The only decent offensive which produced some good results for Russia was the Brusilov offensive in late 1916. This offensive went good from the start but was eventually defeated later that year by the Danubian troops. After the failure of the Kerensky offensive in 1917, Russia was forced to sign the treaty of Brest-Litovsk to stop further invasion by the central powers.
The Great fatherland War
The Russian civil war was perhaps the most destructive and damaging war, Russia had ever fought. It lasted from late 1917-1921 and during this time Russia lost a significant amount of territory to separatist nations. In the beginning of the war, the bolshevik forces had the advantage of being organized and united under a shared goal. On the other hand, the white forces were disorganized and had several different leaders with their own goals and agendas, the whites however had the advantage of being supplied by the former members of the entente and the Danubian federation which helped them hold the ground for a while. In July of 1918, the whites had been pushed back on all fronts and many thought a red victory was almost certain, but then news arrived that the city of Yekaterinburg had fallen to the Czech legion and that the tsar had been rescued along with the imperial family.
This gave the white forces the morale they had so far not had and gave them a person to unite behind. With the help of the tsar as a uniting force,the white army pushed the bolshevik forces back bit by bit. By 1921, the reds had been pushed back all the way to St. Petersburg where they made a desperate last stand but were eventually beaten back by the advancing white forces.
Rebuilding and restructuring
Following the conclusion of the Russian Civil War,Russia faced a myriad of problems. They had no official government,the economy was in tethers and there was massive amounts of reconstruction to do. In order to solve the government issue Tsar Nicolas II decided to meet up with the Imperial Duma which had been reconvened, there they decided to accept Tsar Nicolas II return to power n exchange for a drastic reduction in his powers,which he eventually agreed on.However Tsar Nicolas II would not rule for long as in 1923 he abdicated in favour of his younger brother Michael in order for the Russian people to have a monarch that had not caused them the problems Russia were feeling the repercussions of. Under Tsar Michael II reign Russia has begun improving its army and expanding its economy. The reconstruction of most of the mayor cities are mostly complete but in some parts of Siberia they are still ongoing.
Government and Administration
The 1926 Russian Constitution established the Tsar as the sole head of state while also establsihing the Prime minister as the cheif of goverment.The prime mister is appointed by the Tsar following which party has the majority of the seats in the Imperial Duma.The prime minister has most of the former powers of the Tsar following the constitution except being the commander in chief of the Russin army.
The council of Ministers
The military of the Russian Empire consists of the Imperial Russian Army,Imperial Russian Navy and the Imperial Russian Air Force.The poor performance of the Russian army during the Great War caused much reforms and reorganization being put in place following the end of the Russian Civil War.