Unformatted text preview: won the civil war, a mobile, out maneuvering army. The Bolsheviks made many compromises in creating and maintaining a Red Army. They first encountered the problem that they couldn’t have an army of sufficient size based on a volunteer army. So instead they ran conscription and held party leaders very close to the hearts of the men to maintain positive communist thought at all levels in the military. Because revolution never sweeps Europe the party leadership seeks to create satellite nations all around Europe. How did the Bolshevik leadership justify a popular revolt never sweeping across Europe?...
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- Spring '08
- soviet strategy, socialist revolution, European land holdings, popular socialist revolution