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The Red Army was the nickname for the Soviet army. This term was coined in 1918( I think ) when the Communists (reds - thus called due to the major color of their flag) were fighting a civil war with the white Russian forces (those favoring the tsar/nobility leadership).

Ultimately the Communists won the civil war and the entire Soviet army became known as the Red Army, later renamed the Soviet Army.

It's an army of red Indians wearing red

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