Russia and the Civil War 1918-21

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  • Created on: 04-03-19 11:29
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  • The Russian Civil War
    • Causes of the civil war
      • Bolshevik Russia was militarily weak
        • The Allied nations had a fear of communism
          • the Whites and foreign intervention posed a military threat to the Bolshevik state
            • Political opposition to the Bolsheviks remained in Russia
              • Trotsky organised the Red Army
    • Effects of the Civil War
      • Foreign intervention had no significant military effect
      • White forces were defeated
      • Bolshevik political opposition within Russia was eliminated
      • Lenin and Trotsky were shown to be competent and dynamic leaders
      • The Bolsheviks used economic policies to hold onto political power
      • The Bolshevik government was able to extend its control over all of Russia

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