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1

What were the Reds strengths?

Had a skilful leader in Trotsky.
Had geographical advantages.
Used propaganda against foreign intervention.
The Cheka.

2

What were the Whites weaknesses?

The White armies didn't have a united aim.
The armies were scattered across Russia so they couldn't link up.
Too reliant on foreign supplies.

3

What was created in 1919 that became the centre for party policy?

The Politburo and this was a sub-committee of the Central Committee, its members included Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky.

4

What happened when the Politburo assumed more control of state affairs?

Sovarkom met less frequently.

5

What did the Cheka do?

They eliminated political opposition in Communist controlled areas.

6

How many people were killed by the Cheka?

It is estimated that over 500,000 people were killed at the hands of the Cheka.

7

How did War Communism help the Reds win the civil war?

The economy was reorganised and this kept the Red army supplied?