- May 2014
Oh, sure, if the Bolsheviks could be oppressive as Hell (and they certainly could be), so could the Russian Whites.If the White regime could only be held up by brutal terrorism...because the Bolshevik's totally held power by holding truly free and fair elections, never committed massive amounts of murder or political repression etc...
TBH, I'm actually unsure that the Russian Whites would have restored the Russian monarchy had they won the RCW. After all, this might result in their regime becoming even more unpopular--even if a different Romanov is chosen as the Russian monarch. As for terror, right-wing regimes such as Hitler's were certainly likewise capable of making heavy use of terror.Certainly, "peace for the soldier, bread for the worker land for the peasant" held more appeal than a return to Tsardom. I don't know how much terrorism would be required to hold up a White regime, but the Red regime certainly made liberal use of terror.