Why did the Bolsheviks win the civil war of 1918-21

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  • Why did the Bolsheviks win the civil war 1918-21
    • Trotsky leader
      • Charismatic
      • Rewrads for bravery
      • Imposed tough disipline
    • White attacks not coordinated
    • Reds controlled key areas - moscow - retrograde
      • Most of railway
      • Most industry  + raw materials
    • Reds propaganda
      • Train with cinema to motivate troops
      • Discriminated the whites
      • Made ideal false promises
    • Whites had decided leadership
      • Different aims
      • Wanted power for themselves
    • Whites had large areas to travel
    • Whites were very cruel in controlled areas
    • Foreign supplies not used adequately


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