A Nasty Little War
by Anna Reid
- Global History, General Interest , Russian History
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Stoking global political turmoil for decades
Overlapping with and overshadowed by the First World War, the Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War was launched in the summer of 1918, drawing in 180,000 troops from fifteen different countries.
Initially launched to prevent Germany from exploiting the power vacuum in Eastern Europe left by the Russian Revolution, the mission morphed into a bid to destroy the Bolsheviks on the battlefield. But Allied armaments, supplies, and loans could not prevent Russia’s anti-Bolshevik armies from collapsing, and the Allies were forced to retreat in defeat.
Combining immersive storytelling with deep research, top Russia historian Anna Reid reveals how this fight reshaped the West’s relations with Russia, and set a pattern for others to come.
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|February 6, 2024