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The Russian Civil War 1918-20
The Bolsheviks' crushing of the Constituent Assembly, January 18918 showed they
were not prepared to share power. The bid for power made Civil War highly likely as
the Bolsheviks had a limited grip on Russia after the October Revolution.
Lenin was the convinced that his…

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The SRs organised an anti-government coup in Moscow. The Civil War therefore,
could not have begun as a counter revolution but as an effort by one set of
revolutionaries to take over power.
So, it was an attempted revenge by the majority party; SRs against the minority
party; The Bolsheviks…


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