Russian Civil War

Topics: Civil war, Soviet Union, War Pages: 1 (159 words) Published: December 7, 2014
Russian Civil War
The Russian Civil War (November 1917 – October 1922) was a  multi­party war in the former Russian Empire fought between the  Bolshevik Red Army and the White Army, the loosely allied  anti­Bolshevik forces. Many foreign armies warred against the Red  Army, notably the Allied Forces and the pro­German armies. The Red  Army defeated the White Armed Forces of South Russia in Ukraine and  the army led by Aleksandr Kolchak in Siberia in 1919. The remains of the  White forces commanded by Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel were beaten in  the Crimea and were evacuated in the autumn of 1920. Many  pro­independence movements emerged after the break­up of the Russian  Empire and fought in the war. A number of them – Finland, Estonia,  Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland – were established as sovereign states. The  rest of the former Russian Empire was consolidated into the Soviet Union  shortly afterwards. For events on the territory of modern Ukraine view  also Ukrainian–Soviet War. 

Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • The Russian Civil War Essay
  • Essay about The Russian Civil War
  • civil war Essay
  • Communists and Civil War Essay
  • Why Did the Bolsheviks Win the Russian Civil War? Essay
  • reasons for the victory of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War Essay
  • Impacts of the Civil War on the Russian Government and Society Essay
  • What was the most significant factor for the Bolshevik victory in the civil war? Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free