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    Toward the end of WW I both Russia and Romania (on the Allied side) pulled out of the war. This should have freed up large numbers of soldiers of Germany and its allies, as well as making food and other resources available (from Ukraine etc.) to them. How is it the Germans and allies collapsed so soon afterwords?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    Toward the end of WW I both Russia and Romania (on the Allied side) pulled out of the war. This should have freed up large numbers of soldiers of Germany and its allies, as well as making food and other resources available (from Ukraine etc.) to them. How is it the Germans and allies collapsed so soon afterwords?
    I'm having trouble doing the math, mathman. If there were less allied soldiers then how does that equate to more food for the Germans. Regardless of who pulled out, there is still the same amount of soldiers to feed. The only way I can see more food for soldiers is if there are less soldiers to eat it, something war is quite capable of accomplishing. Am I just reading your post upside down or what?


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    The point about food. Germany was short of food during WWI. Once the Germans occupied Ukraine, they could take the food grown there away from the Russians to use for themselves.

    I think you may have misunderstood the sides during WWI. Russia and Romania had been on the side of England and France. Germany was on the opposite side along with Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. With Russia and Romania out of the war, the German soldiers fighting them could have been sent to France reinforcing the fight against England and France.
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    the German soldiers fighting them could have been sent to France reinforcing the fight against England and France.
    I have to point out that after ``Pease treaty of Brest`` Germans and Austrians didn`t trust to Russians and Ukrainians too much and were enforced to keep in Ukraine cosiderable forces.And time to time they were severely beaten by local armed groups similar to that of anarchist Nestor Makhno.
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