Why did the Bolsheviks Win the Russian Civil War?

Peter Anderson compares the tactics and resources of the two sides.

Bolshevik (1920) by Boris Kustodiev.

Reds versus Whites: an Overview

At one point during the Civil War, Leon Trotsky, the leader of the Communist Red Army, became so amused by the black market trading of weapons by his opponents, the Whites, that he sent a letter to his enemies thanking them for their help in supplying the Red Army.

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