Despite the fact that he lacked any military education, trotsky's forte as leader of the red army was a clear understanding of strategy in this respect, he greatly surpassed even the academically trained old military specialists who poorly understood the social dimensions of the civil war. The red army trotsky became commissar for war in the bolshevik government a brilliant organiser and improviser, trotsky created the red army from the red guards (the bolshevik workers militias.
He lived in exile in switzerland until 1917, then returned to russia to lead the bolsheviks to victory during the russian revolution and the civil war that followed army order no1 it was issued to all russian military forces as the provisional government was forming.
The workers' and peasants' red army (russian: the russian civil war (1917–1923) occurred in three periods: this problem was universal throughout the red army, and would play a crucial role in the initial defeats of the red army in 1941 at the hands of the german armed forces. The russian civil war (1918-21) was fought to decide who should control russia in the wake of the october 1917 revolution during this period a conglomerate of anti-bolshevik groups, dubbed the whites, fought to remove the bolsheviks from power and restore some elements of the old order other.
During the russian civil war, the british, french american, japanese and other allied forces intervened on the side of the whites, millions starved leon trotsky russian revolutionary intellectual and close adviser to lenin. The russian civil war was a pervasive conflict, drawing in many disparate political and military groups, nationalist movements and all classes of russian society several foreign nations, most of whom opposed bolshevik government in russia, also contributed troops, weapons, supplies and intelligence to warring parties. The russian imperial army and navy, together with other imperial institutions of tsarist russia, disintegrated after the outbreak of the russian revolution of 1917 by a decree of jan 28 (jan 15, old style), 1918, the council of people’s commissars created a workers’ and peasants’ red army on a voluntary basis.
Russian civil war clockwise from top: soldiers of the don army in 1919 a white infantry division in march 1920 soldiers of the 1st cavalry army leon trotsky in 1918 hanging of workers in yekaterinoslav by the austro-hungarian army , april 1918.
The bolsheviks, the red army and the russian civil war jens-hugo nyberg fri, 11/03/2011 - 15:20 in 1917 the working class took power in russia with remarkably little resistance from the bosses.
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