Consolidation of Power

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  • BOLSHEVIK CONSOLIDATION OF POWER
    • LENIN
      • War communism - economic policies to win the war
      • NEP 1921 - 85% firms private - loosening economic control but tightening political control
      • 3 Decrees
        • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk 1918 - 26% railways given up
        • Sovnarkom
        • Land redistributed to peasants
      • USSR
      • Closing CA
    • TROTSKY
      • Kronstadt Rebellion - 1921 - closed down in 3 weeks, 50000 soldiers
      • Red Army control 1918
        • ex-tsarist officers - families held hostage, many conscripted
        • armoured train to show support along the lines
        • Controlled railway lines
      • Red Terror 1918 - eliminated political opponents
    • WEAKNESS OF OPPOSITION
      • Whites lacking clear structure and strategy
      • CA - didnt challenge when Sovnarkom was made
      • By 1920 1 white army remaining
      • Didnt work together - General Deniken failed to work with Kolchak

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