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Why did Lenin want the civil war?

So he could destroy all of his opponents in a short war instead of having to face them throughout the Bolsheviks rule.


What were political opponents of the Bolsheviks not willing to accept?

The Bolsheviks absolute rule.


Did some of the Bolsheviks actions lead to the civil war?

Yes, signing the treaty of Brest-Litovsk and shutting down the Constituent Assembly had caused some resentment.


What were some reasons why the civil war started? (3)

Some people wanted independence from Russia.
Some people believed the Bolsheviks had no right to rule.
Some wanted the a return to Tsarism.