Moves towards totalitarianism .We look at Lenin’s policy of War Communism and the effect it had on the Civil War. On the one hand, it helped the Reds win that war. On the other, it nearly cost them their hold on power. Content covers: The policy of War Communism: purpose and effects. The Kronstadt Naval Mutiny and the possibility of a revolt from key supporters. The change of tack: the New Economic Policy.
Dr Mark Hurst