Russian Civil War 1919-21
- Bolsheviks - "Reds"
- Everyone else opposed them - "Whites"
- Whites were mainly:
- Tsarist officers
- Outlawed political groups
- International community
- Whites won early victories - Leon Trotsky
- Reds were organized and central
- Allies were half hearted
- Reds won
The Russian Civil War, began after the October/November Revolution. The war was between the Bolsheviks (Reds) and their political opponents (Whites). Although Whites won many small victories, the Reds won because they were more organized and central compared to the Whites.