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1

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.

2

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

The Bolsheviks absolute rule.

3

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.

4

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.