Spectre of Communism

Armistice Europe

Europe 1919.0409

Spectre of Communism

The Treaty of Versailles and the European Revolutions in the wake of World War I (9 April 1919)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

When the Great War ended, the Bolsheviks renounced their treaty with Germany and began to reconquer the old Russian Empire. Europe was still very unstable and Communist revolutionaries across the continent rallied to the Bolshevik cause. The most successful was Bela Kun in Hungary, who invaded Czechoslovakia.

Main Events

Bolsheviks take Kiev

Hungarian Soviet Republic proclaimed

Bavarian Soviet Republic proclaimed.

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