Limits of Soviet Expansion

Armistice Europe

Europe 1921.032

Limits of Soviet Expansion

The Treaty of Versailles and the European Revolutions in the wake of World War I (20 March 1921)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

With their success in Russia, the Bolsheviks had hoped to spread the Revolution across Europe. However, their setbacks in the west, especially against Poland, and large scale popular unrest at home forced them to bring an end to policies of expansion and focus on rebuilding the Soviet economy.

Main Events

Makhnovist operations
expand across Ukraine
and southern Russia

Franco-Polish defensive alliance signed.

Soviet sailors revolt
at Kronstadt

Soviet Russia recognizes
Turkish gains in
Armenia and Georgia

Peace of Riga

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