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1

Which areas did the Bolsheviks control?

They controlled Petrograd and Moscow and these were the main areas of Russia and this is one of the reasons.

2

Where were the Whites?

Siberia, south of Russia and Estonia this meant the Whites could attack the Reds from every direction.

3

Were the Whites organised?

No, they had no main leader and their attacks were uncoordinated.

4

What happened in 1918 when Denikin attacked the Don region?

The Reds were successful in preventing him from linking up with White armies in the east.

5

What happened when Kolcak's army captured the cities of Kazan and Samara?

They were halted by Red counter-attacks.

6

What happened in the summer of 1919?

Denikin got dangerously close to Moscow but Trotsky forced his army south.

7

What was happening by 1919?

Kolchak was in retreat and in 1920 he was captured and shot.

8

Why was most of Russia in Communist hands by the end of 1920?

Because of the communists had geographical advantages and a well-organised army.

9

Which countries were granted independence in 1921 because of the Treaty of Riga?

Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.