Green Army

Green Army

Green armies fought against both the Bolsheviks and the White Army

The Green movement was formed around 1918 throughout the countryside to counter Lenin's Red Army, which had been terrorizing the villages, looking for conscripts. The Green Armies were not trained and poorly armed, but had numbers, and managed to deal damage to the Red Army, especially in central and eastern Russia, where they were the most plentiful. The Green Army, collectively called Green armies prior to their unification under the Russian provisional government, were organized peasant militias formed throughout the former Russian Empire. At first, they sided with neither the Bolsheviks nor the Whites, but in 1918, they were unified as one force, fighting as a subdivision of the Russian National Army. They fought throughout the Russian Civil War until it ended in 1921, at which point,the Green Army was completely integrated into the National Army, which became the armed force of the newly formed Russian Democratic Republic.

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