The Peasants Rise Up Against The Bolsheviks - The Russian Civil War(s) 1920 I THE GREAT WAR 1920
Published on Apr 3, 2021
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Freeing peasants and workers from oppression was one of the main messages of the Bolsheviks. The peasants in the countryside were happy to get rid of the landowning class and supported socialist ideas of land reform but once the Bolsheviks turned to "War Communism" to maintain their power against the Whites and other forces, the reluctant support of the peasants dropped - and in 1920 they turned to open revolt.
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