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THE CIVIL WAR. THE CIVIL WAR. INCREASING PROBLEMS. Economic situation worsens. War Communism failing. forced grain requisitioning. anti- Kulak campaign. General chaos & lawlessness. THE CIVIL WAR. ANTI-BOLSHEVIKS. WHITES. Very diverse: only united in anti-Bolshevism .

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THE CIVIL WAR

INCREASING PROBLEMS

  • Economic situation worsens
  • War Communism failing
  • forced grain requisitioning
  • anti-Kulak campaign
  • General chaos & lawlessness
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THE CIVIL WAR

ANTI-BOLSHEVIKS

  • WHITES
  • Very diverse: only united in anti-Bolshevism
  • Control periphery & borderlands

“What Bolshevism brings to the people”

“Peace & Freedom in the Soviets”

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THE CIVIL WAR

ANTI-BOLSHEVIKS

  • GREENS
  • Peasants who opposed both Reds & Whites
  • atrocities committed on both sides
  • Local rather than national opposition
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THE CIVIL WAR

ANTI-BOLSHEVIKS

  • FOREIGN INTERVENTION
  • British, French, American, Japanese, etc. sent troops
  • Ineffective, withdrew in 1920

“Capitalists of all countries, unite!”

American troops in Vladivostok

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THE CIVIL WAR

ANTI-BOLSHEVIKS

  • NON-RUSSIAN NATIONALITIES
  • Baltic states achieve independence
  • Polish-Soviet War, 1920, gives territory to Poles
  • Ukraine, Trans-Caucasus succumb to Soviet control
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THE CIVIL WAR

  • RED VICTORY
  • Defeat opposition by 1921
  • But war ravaged country
  • Created siege mentality

“Soviet Russia is an armed camp”

Victims of 1921 Famine

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