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Class warfare
Lenin liked the use of class warfare: stirring up the peasants to fight against `the
enemy', whoever it was.
The Kadets were the first to fall to the terrorism they were Bourgeois or burzhui in
thinking and were seen as anti revolutionary. They were declared to be the…

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A demonstration outside in favour of the government was quickly ended by the
Sovnarkom soldiers who fired on them in a similar way to February 1917.
The British, with Churchill behind them were the most active interventionist group.
£100 million worth of supplies were given to White forces. Stopping…

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Grain requisitioning ­ Red guards searched for grain to feed the cities, they forcibly
took grain from peasants, who remained angry. The FoodSupplies Dictatorship
enforced this move.
Banning of private trade Only state trading was permitted it was a nightmare and
very chaotic. Industry didn't produce enough goods and the…

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Bribery and corruption was rife in the Bolshevik party: many of them had lots of
food whilst others were left to starve.
It's fair to say however that many burzhui or middle classes had already left for
western Europe, Australia or the USA and with them went much of Russia's…


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