Nestor Makhno

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  • The Darkness of Isaac Babel’s The Red Cavalry

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    Russian History The Red Cavalry The storyline of Red Cavalry takes place over the course of many short stories and during the time of the Polish­Soviet war,spanning February 1919 until March 1921. The more short stories in this novel that you read, the more darker and gruesome they become. Being that this collection of stories is based upon Isaac Babel’s own diary of his experiences as a propagandist and a war correspondent, it only seems fitting that things would become significantly darker in

  • Why the Bolsheviks Won the Civil War Essay

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    Why the Bolsheviks Won the Civil War The Russian Civil War raged from 1918 until the start of 1921. During this time the Bolsheviks faced massive opposition to their rule in the form of the White Armies, led by the former officers of the Tsarist state, and also from intervention by the forces of foreign countries. The Bolsheviks were surrounded, and often outnumbered by their opponents, and had no experienced military commanders. At times, their situation seemed