CIVIL WAR RUSSIA

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  • CIVIL WAR AND LENIN
    • CAUSE:
      • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
        • Loss of land was resented
      • Constituent assembly shut down
        • Viewed as an end to the prospect of democracy being installed
    • 1: Red Leadership
      • Trotsky role
        • Bolshevik war commissar
        • Skilful in managing Red army
        • Sustained morale
        • Made sure that the Bolshevik supporters were united
    • 2: Red T+S
      • Strategy
        • Break the supply lines of the Whites
      • Tactic
        • Controlling and maintaining the railways around:
          • Petrograd
          • Moscow
            • Important industrial areas
              • Petrograd
    • 3: Resources
      • Red
        • 1920: 3.5m troops
        • Moscow and Petrograd:
          • Produced munitions to support army
      • White
        • 500,000
        • Relied on foreign supplies of armaments

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