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The Russian Civil war was the Bolsheviks fight to stay in power and get rid of all their competitors which they successfully achieved.
The Reds
At the time, the political party of the Bolsheviks was called the All-Russian Communist Party. In politics, the colour red is traditionally associated with leftist groups, socialism, and communism. The colour red on a flag can symbolize courage, toughness, and revolutionary political views, the bridge being shed blood and violence
The Whites
The terms White Movement, White Army, White Guards and the like have their roots in the historic connection between the colour white and royalism. Russian emperors were also called White Tsars. The colour white has been associated with royalist causes since the late 18th century
In spite of this general connection that exists between white and royal, it does not mean that everybody connected with the White Movement during the Russian Civil War was in favour of a return to the monarchy. Some were, some weren't. However, white was a good contrast to red, so the name stuck.
Let's keep in mind that the expression White Movement, when used in context of the Russian Civil War, refers to a group of people with different agendas and different ideas. But what they all had in common was their disagreement with the Red Bolshevik Communists.
Note that the Whites did not get their name from White Russia, which is another name for Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe, nor from the White Russian cocktail, which by the way is delicious and here is the picture.…...

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