View Full Version : Could the Russian crisis of 93 have become a civil war?
June 18th, 2012, 02:40 PM
What would it have taken for this to have boiled over into an all out war with the military splitting and fighting eachother?
June 18th, 2012, 06:09 PM
I think it could have very easily turned into a civil war. This is from Wikipedia:
"After all, many officers and especially rank-and-file soldiers had little sympathy for Yeltsin. But the supporters of the parliament did not send any emissaries to the barracks to recruit lower-ranking officer corps, making the fatal mistake of attempting to deliberate only among high-ranking military officials who already had close ties to parliamentary leaders. In the end, a prevailing bulk of the generals did not want to take their chances with a Rutskoy-Khasbulatov regime. Some generals had stated their intention to back the parliament, but at the last moment moved over to Yeltsin's side."
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