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Why were the allied powers concerned when it looked as if the Bolsheviks were going to win Russian revolution in 1917?
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Who was the most concerned about the Bolsheviks winning the Russian Revolution besides Russia?
The allies (15 countries including Britain, France, Italy, the United States, and Japan) were concerned about the Bolsheviks winning the Russian Revolution. One of the worries of the Allies was that the Allied supplies which were intended for the Russian units might fall into German hands. The Allies also hoped to prevent Germany from concentrating its forces against the Allies in the West. The Allies had also hoped to eliminate Communism. They also wanted to protect their own wartime and postwar geopolitical and strategic interests in the region.
What were the effects on the Russian revolution on the Russian society?
How did foregin powers react to the Russian Revolution?
What effect did the Russian Revolution have on postwar America?
The Russian Revolution, a revolution during WWI, was originally a revolution to create a Russian Republic, and it gave Americans a view of "civilized Allied countries are all moving toward democratic ways." But since the Bolsheviks took advantage of the instability of the new country, the country was at a civil war between the Red Army (them) and the White Army. Eventually, communist dictatorship wins and takes over, and the disillusioned Americans now feels that socialist ideas are too radical.
When did the US invade Russia?
In September 1918 the US sent a small contingent of about 5,000 troops to Archangel and about 8,000 to Vladivostok. This was part of an allied (British, French and US) involvement in the Russian revolution. The purpose was to secure allied supplies, to rescue the Czech Legion and to bring Russia back into World War I against Germany, by assisting in the defeat of the Bolsheviks.
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Why was there a Russian civil war?
The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was the communists over throwing the Tsarist government. --Edit Well, firstly, the answer above is relevent, but not the answer to the question asked. When the October Revolution in Russia came about in 1917, there were lots of other political groups in Russia besides the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, felt that they alone deserved to rule Russia, and didn't believe in a coalition government. Originally, Lenin had a Constituent Assembly, but since the Bolsheviks gained less seats in the vote than the Left SRs, he dissolved the Constituent Assembly, basically rendering Russia a single-party state. This obviously annoyed the rest of the communist groups, which joined in the general unrest. The Russian civil war came about for several reasons; including the general unrest with the Bolsheviks being in power from: Ex-Tsarist supporters Army generals Clerical associations Rightist groups Left SRs + Mensheviks FOREIGN SUPPORT - Allied powers - British, France, etc. The Russian civil war was basically the "Reds" [Bolsheviks] vs. the "Whites" [everyone mentionned above] The foreign support was there because the Bolsheviks saw the First World War as an "Imperialist" war, and not their business, and so withdrew Russia [The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk]. They also refused to pay back the war loans to the Allied forces, as they did not feel they had to, being a new government after the Provisional Government. The Allies also felt that if they defeated the Bolsheviks were defeated, Russia would rejoin the war and fight Germany on another border. As Churchill put it, England wished to "Strangle the Bolshevik Revolution in the cradle." The allied forces had a fear of communism. The Russian Civil war was basically inevitable, which the leaders of the Bolshevik party was aware of - which was a leading reason as to why the Bolshevik party left the First World War, as they knew they'd need the men and ammunition [but also because the 1st World War had been the demise of both the Tsar and the Provisional Government] - as Russia was in a critical period of revolution and reform.
What was the impact of the bolshevik revolution on the War and Peace how did the allies respond to the Bolsheviks who came to power in Russia in october 1917?
From what I remember, when the Bolsheviks took power in October, 1917, they immediately began peace-talks with Germany. The Russian people had incurred significant losses and the Tsar himself had become the avatar of the Russian war effort when he took charge of the Russian Armed Forces in 1915-16. The Germans demanded enormous concessions and in March, 1918, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed, ending Russian participation in World War I. The allies responded by aligning themselves with pro-Tsarist forces and even other, less extreme communist forces (Mensheviks aka "Whites"). This Russian Civil War lasted until about 1920, when the Red Army defeated its internal enemies and drove off aggressive Allied forces. The Allies intervention proved to the Bolshevik Party that their revolution would not survive unless they sparked revolution in advanced capitalist countries.
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