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by Geoffrey Swain

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Author:
Geoffrey Swain
ISBN13:
978-0752417905
ISBN:
0752417908
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Tempus (December 1, 2000)
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Series: Origins Of Modern Wars. This item: The Origins of the Russian Civil War (Origins Of Modern Wars). Pages with related products.

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One might expect a book with this title to survey and interpret the various monographs that pertain to the origins of the Russian civil war, but such is not the case. Instead, Swain has written an unusual study in which definite accomplishments unfortunately are overshadowed by the writer's failure to substantiate his ambitious thesis. The study's strengths lie in the painstaking excavation of the facts of several interesting events which took place in the aftermath of the October Revolution

Russia's Civil War book.

The Russian Civil War was the Red Army's first major conflict. Its ill-equipped, starving troops fought fellow countrymen and an invasion force of 10,000 American, British and French soldiers in the freezing wastelands of Siberia and the Ukraine. A brutal and fast moving war, sieges were broken by fiercely armoured trains immortalised in Dr Zhivago. Great land battles in the frozen east of Europe such as Kazan and Kakhovka proved very different from those fought in the west (something the Nazis would also learn to their cost twenty years later).

2 Russia exits the war. Czechoslovak Legions. The Origins of the Russian Civil War. Routledge, 2013. While the Bolshevik's repudiation of Russia's national debt and seizure of foreign-owned industries did cause tension, the main concern for the Allies was the Bolshevik's desire to get Russia out of the First World War. The Allies disliked the Whites, who were seen as nothing more than a small group of conservative nationalists who showed no signs of planning reform. pp. 4–6. ISBN 9781469611136. Davis, Donald . Trani, Eugene P. (26 August 2002).

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Origins of the Russian Civil War. By Geoffrey Swain. He examines the aims of the anti-Bolshevik insurgents themselves; but he also shows how far the fear of civil war governed the action of the Provisional Government, and even the plans of the Bolsheviks.

The Unknown Civil War in Soviet Russia: A Study of the Green Movement in the Tambov Region 1920-1921. Russia's experiences during the Civil War determined the framework within which the Russian people were governed throughout the Soviet period. Countering the powerful myth that the civil war in Russia was largely between the "Whites" and the "Reds," Vladimir Brovkin views the struggle as a multifaceted social and political process.

During the Red Army’s first major war, its ill-equipped, starving troops fought fellow countrymen and an invasion force of 10,000 American, British, and French soldiers in the freezing wastelands of Siberia and the Ukraine. A brutal and fast moving war, sieges were broken by fiercely armoured trains immortalized in Dr. Zhivago. Land battles in the frozen east of Europe such as Kazan and Kakhovka were very different from those fought in the west—as the Nazis would also learn to their cost 20 years later.
  • I have read a lot about the politics of the Russian Civil War, but this book made it plain to me the divisions between the Whites, Reds, and Greens. The Whites faced the Reds, with the sometime support of the Greens (Mensheviks, Right SRs, Left SRs). The Greens should have allied themselves with the Whites, because even if they were reactionaries, the Reds were truly the evil ones on the subsequent Bolshevik dictatorship. Swain makes it clear that the Reds held the numerical advantage throughout the war, with the support of Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky. The Whites bumbled around, selected arrogant leaders who didn't want to support liberal policies, and then wondered why the population did not flock to their banner.

    This is a nice concise read about the Russian Civil War. Although it is more geared to the academic, it shows the different divisions within the population.

  • From 1918 to 1922, 14 states, led by Britain, France and the USA, attacked Russia, backing the dictators Admiral Kolchak, General Denikin and General Yudenich.
    They sent huge numbers of troops, ships, planes and arms. The Middlesex battalion escorted Kolchak everywhere and, typically, he always wore a British military greatcoat. General Alfred Knox, Kolchak's British military advisor, attended Kolchak's state banquets where `God save the King' was always sung straight after the Russian national anthem. The British government set up the Siberian Supply Company, to try to secure for Britain as much of a monopoly of Siberian trade as possible.
    In 1919, the British government sent General Denikin 198,000 rifles, 62,000 machine guns, 500 million rounds of small arms ammunition, 1,121 artillery pieces, 1.9 million shells, 60 tanks and 168 aircraft. The British government let him use three RAF flights, British planes flown by RAF pilots. In 1919, General Yudenich had British tanks manned by British crews.
    So it is conventional, and wrong, to call this war Russia's civil war: the huge scale of foreign intervention proves that it was not really a civil war at all.