Treaty of Brest-Litovsk DBQ
|This political cartoon was published in a London newspaper following the Russo-German Armistice of December 16, 1917. With this armistice, Russia, under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, ended its involvement in World War I. Russia’s withdrawal from the war would later be formalized in the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (March 3, 1918).|
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Answer Key: (1) The Bolshevik's bag bears the words "GERMAN GOLD." (2) The German and Bolshevik both appear sinister, while Russia looks innocent and frightened. (3) Answers will vary, but should center on the fact that a woman was (and often still is) considered the weaker sex, more in need of protection, and therefore more vulnerable.
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