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    German used in World War II to invade the Soviet Union. Hitler who was the German Führer sent his army across the borders of the Soviet Union, starting nearly 4 years of the most violent and cruel conflict humanity has ever experienced. His army was divided in three groups which was the army group North, led by von Leeb, Von Bock commanded the Centre group army and Von Rundstedt led the south group army ( The Biggest Military Adventure in History, 2011).. They breached Russia on a front spreading

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    The Russian Civil War

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    there was a civil war in Russia. The war was between the reds, who were the communists/Bolsheviks, and the whites who were the either Tsarists or anti-communists. The whites also had help by the way of foreign intervention and in this essay I am going to explain what happened and how this helped the communists win the Russian civil war. One reason why the communists won the civil war was that both sides had different aims. The reds had one collective aim that everyone could strive for. This

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    Victory and Loss in the Russian Civil War History tells us the Bolsheviks (reds) did manage to eventually seize power over Russiain October 1920, however the question many historians ask is, 'did the reds win due to their careful planning, strength and unity, or was it purely down to the failures of their opposition, the whites?'. I will be looking at the possible answers to this question in this essay. The red army consisted of many different groups of people, old provisional government

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    The Russian Civil War

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    Trotsky's organisation of the Red Army The disunity of the White opposition War Communism The Leadership qualities of Lenin Explain how far you agree with this statement. The four reasons why Lenin and the Bolsheviks were able to hold onto power during the Civil war are all relevant and important reasons, I am going to look into whether or not they are all as important as each other. Leon Trotsky was a superb leader, who built up the red army from next to nothing. He introduced

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    2 February 1943. Significantly, it was the first catastrophic defeat to befall the Wermacht Army who not only lost the battle but were severely humiliated. Indeed, the German Army never fully recovered from this blow to its morale. Upwards of 270,000 troops were killed and 91,000 prisoners were taken by the Red Army; included in this latter number were 23 German Generals. Conversely, morale in the Red Army soared as a consequence of Stalingrad giving the Russians increased strength and confidence

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    heavy rains began to slow the German Army due to the mud stopping armor and slowing the troop’s forward movement. As winter approaches, the ground hardened making it possible to continue pressing forward but the bitter cold of Soviet winters interfered with the operation of military equipment. The German Army was unprepared for the cold. Lacking winter supplies, such as uniforms for the soldiers make it very difficult to complete tasks. The German Army is too far from German supply lines, in

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    Why the Bolsheviks Won the Civil War The Russian Civil War raged from 1918 until the start of 1921. During this time the Bolsheviks faced massive opposition to their rule in the form of the White Armies, led by the former officers of the Tsarist state, and also from intervention by the forces of foreign countries. The Bolsheviks were surrounded, and often outnumbered by their opponents, and had no experienced military commanders. At times, their situation seemed hopeless. Yet, by the start

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    The Great Patriotic War: Conflicts in the Air

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    June 21st, 1941. Hitler’s brainchild Operation Barbarossa is put into action: Disregarding the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and putting to use the Blitzkrieg tactic, sweeping across the soviet territories at amazing speed. This event caught the Red army and Airforce off guard, and as the Soviets suffer defeat after defeat, the situation became ever more dire for the Soviet Union. The Luftwaffe, or German Air Force, was very experienced and well equipped, having flown hundreds of sorties during

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    Kremlin. The MacMillan Company, New York, New York, 1949. Fugate, Bryan I. Operation Barbarossa: Strategy and Tactics on the Eastern Front, 1941. Presidio Press, Novato, California, 1984. Kozhevnikov, M. N. The Command and Staff of the Soviet Army Air Force in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. All-Union Copyright Agency of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, 1977. Overy, Richard. Russia's War. Penguin Books Ltd, New York, New York, 1997. Staff of Strategy and Tactics Magazine. War in the East:

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    1922 In this essay I will explain Leon Trotsky's contribution to the success of the Bolsheviks. I will consider a number of reasons including his organisation of the revolution, his actions on the 6th - 8th November 1917, public speaking, The Red Army & civil war, and the Kronstadt uprising. I will finish with a clear, concise, conclusion. Leon Trotsky was born in 1879 in a remote part of southern Ukraine. He was the son of a Jewish farmer and was educated ant Odessa University. He became

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