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History's Most is a podcast that delves into interesting, under-reported and controversial topics in history and applies superlatives to them. We deep dive headfirst into a variety of topics, from history's most guilty man, to the most disastrous voyage, to complicated wars and confusing politicians.


Jun 28, 2021

In this episode, we are joined by fellow podcaster Wesley Livesay of History of the Great War and History of the Second World War to discuss one of the most intriguing, historically important, yet oft-forgotten pieces of interwar history: Allied intervention during the Russian Civil War.

With his help, we take a look at the reasons why the Allied powers thought it important to intervene: From Bolshevism being a new and unpredictable form of politics in the world, Wilsonian ideals about the spread of democracy, Japanese expansion in Eastern Russia, to the amazing story of a marooned army of more than 60,000 Czech troops fighting their way across an entire continent East to Vladivostok... to get back to Czechoslovakia.

We also discuss how important the foreign intervention in Russia was on world politics for years to come, why it isn't well-remembered, and why it, along with so many other pieces of interwar history should be.

A huge thanks to Wesley for coming on the show! Check out his podcast, History of the Second World War here:

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