How did the Red’s deal with the opposition during the Civil war?

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How did the Red's deal with the opposition during the Civil war?
Intensified after a failed assassinated attempt on Lenin in August 1918
Red Terror
Local Cheka- acted as petty tyrants with no court of appeal
Prisoners- shot
Records say 13000 deaths between 1918-20 BUT reality estimated 300,00
Wiping out the middle class completely= goal
Arrested for being near scenes of `bourgeois provocation' / acquainted with suspects
Concentration camps- labour camps
The execution of the Tsar and his family
Nicholas & servants
Shot on 17th july 1918
Lenin & Sverdlov- claimed soviet carried out against their wishes LIES
Lenin didn't want to annoy Germans- Tsar's wife was German- blood relation to other
Monarch in Europe
Shot, bodies drenched in acid, thrown in mine shaft then buried

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