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- Created on: 06-02-18 22:43
Causes of the Red Terror
- The Bolsheviks faced opposition from workers who hated rationing and began to call for a Constituent Assembly and a free press, left-wing Socialist Revolutionaries who disagreed with the terms of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and peasants who hated grain requisitioning
- Lenin had always anticipated the need for force: he wrote 'Coercion is necessary for the transition from capitalism to socialism'
- It had mass appeal, as peasants and workers enjoyed being able to get their own back on those who had previously exploited them
Key features of the Red Terror
- The execution of…