The red terror

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The red terror 1918-1922

Campaign of mass killings and torture

The  bolsheviks were struggling to eliminate opposition

To remove any counterrevolution 

Cause physical and phsysiological problems for Russia

The cheka  used violence, arrests and executions-

Stalin's idea to startthe red terror ' open and systematic mass terror

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Causes

Someone had tried to murder Lenin ( Kaplan)

A cheka member was assassinated by a student

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