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History Essay (Civil War)

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Introduction

Why did the communists win the civil war? The first reason that the communists won the civil war was that they were united by a strong ideology (what they believed in). The communists all believed in the same political ideas and worked well together .The communists believed that everyone was equal even Noble men and peasants were considered the same in terms of social status. The followed the views of Karl Marx a highly respected communist. He taught communists not to hide their goals and aims. He enforced the idea of the countries to become a communist country. It was because of their communist views they won popularity with the working class and peasants. The peasants wanted land distributed between them and Lenin (the communists) would be able to do that if they were in power. ...read more.

Middle

They also had the key administrative centres of Moscow and Petrograd, and were concentrated in a much smaller area than there rivals. The communists also killed the Tsar and his family so that there was no way that the Tsar would come back with the help of noble men to overthrow them. The whites had too many leaders from two many groups. They were disorganised, their geographical location made it difficult to co-operate with different armies. This brought the reason why the communists won the civil war because they were well prepared. The third reason that the communists won the civil war was that the whites were at a disadvantaged because their troops were spread out across the country. In the northwest the forces of General Yudenich threatened Petrograd. The British assisted him. ...read more.

Conclusion

The last reason that the Communists won the civil war was that after 1919 allied support for the whites fell apart. When world war ended the allies wanted peace, so the troops left Russia. They signed the peace treaty therefore not allowing there to be anymore fighting. The troops had left Russia since they had stopped fighting and thee was no on to help back the Whites. This brought the reason why the communists won the civil war because the whites had no backup therefore allowing it to be easy for the communists to attack. After considering all the evidence I think that the main reason was that the Bolsheviks were united in a strong ideology. I think this because there ideology of communism is what allowed the peasants to be on their side and also because they had one aim they were certain about what they were fighting about and didn't argue. ...read more.

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