Battle of Warsaw

The Russian Civil War: The White Phase

Russia 1920.0812

Battle of Warsaw

The Russian Civil War: The Bolsheviks against the White Movement (12 August 1920)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

In the west, the Soviets had beaten back a Polish invasion of the Ukraine and reached the gates of Warsaw. However, at the 'Miracle at the Vistula', the Poles unexpectedly defeated their overconfident opponents. Still troubled by civil war, the Soviets were forced to sue for peace.

Main Events

Japan occupies northern Sakhalin

Soviet Russia
recognizes Lithuanian
independence

Outbreak of Zhili-Anhui War

The Zhili clique denounces the Anhui clique, which currently dominates the government of the unstable Republic of China, in the widely circulated Paoting-fu Telegram. The denouncement has been signed by a number of generals from both the Zhili and Fengtian cliques, and brings the rivalry between Zhili and Anhui into the open in the Zhili-Anhui War.

Soviet Russia
recognizes Latvian
independence

Battle of Warsaw

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