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					The Russian Civil War
       What caused the war?
      Why did the Reds win?
 What were the consequences of the
               war?
 What were the causes of the war?
• Allied opposition: fear of communism, Treaty of Brest-
  Litovsk, Bolshevik seizure of foreign property.
• Food requisitioning: lost Ukraine, inflation high, Lenin
  sent squads in to take grain.
• Collapse of Russian empire: opportunity to grab
  independence, Denikin wanted to keep empire together.
• Political opposition: early Bolshevik policies earned them
  enemies e.g. Dissolution of the Constituent Assembly
• Breakdown of law and order e.g. SRs tried to seize
  control of the Moscow Soviet and assassination attempts
  on Bolsheviks
• Desperate economic situation
• The Czech Legion revolt
Concept Map of Causes
         Why did the Reds win?
•   War Communism
•   Role of Trotsky
•   Reds motivated and united
•   Support of peasants
•   Control of major cities and transport network
•   Red Terror and use of Cheka
•   Whites were spread out
•   Whites not united
•   Desertion rates high for Whites
Diamond Nine Activity
 Consequences of the Civil War
• Famine
• War Communism
• Red Terror – including the execution of the
  tsar
• Opposition from Kronstadt sailors
• Increased political control
• Profile of Trotsky improved

				
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