I think that your article does a good job at emphasizing the power that the Imperial Army had at this point. The revolution forced the Russian Army to redesign itself and to rebuild itself from its building blocks. Your article points out the power that the Russians possesed and what state of respect they carried throughout Europe
Kornilov Affair was a really interesting piece of history that I had no idea about, The provisional government at the time seemed to lack so much power so I think that it was really interesting because it seemed that they were in such a position of dismay due to always being under control of a tsar.
Russia, until post WWII had never truly attained a solid grasp on the “great-power” status even though they desperately yearned for it. The displeasure from the Russia’s failures in WWI certainly helped lead to greatly things such as the eventual insurrection as you pointed out.
I did not find his reasoning behind that belief, it was really confusing for me because a standing army in my opinion is a show of strength and power.
For my post, I talked about the effects that the Kornilov Affair had on the emergence of the Bolsheviks as a political power. It’s interesting to see the grand scale of how influential these individuals were in shaping the whole of Russia. Also, I’m really liking the videos – maybe do some different music though?