|Why could the bolsheviks win?
Many people say the reason was the German aid. Yes the Germans gave 1 mill. Marks to Lenin.
But the Antant gave more aid to the whites. They sent weapons, money even troops to help the half a mill. white army.
They say the reds forced people to their army to fight against the whites.
If they force me to fight for an idea which I don't like, at the first possible situation I will play MIA and go to fight for my ideas.
IMHO the real reason why the reds could win was mostly their opinion about ww1.
In ww1 Russia suffered tremendous losses both in soldiers and in civilians. People were tired of the war.
The Kerenskij gvmnt said Russia will fight together with their allies against Germany untill the victory.
Reds told doesn't matter how but we will finish the war immediately.
Many people supported the reds not because they wanted communism, but they wanted quit the ww1.
What do you think?
(Especially the Russians!)