I have been reading and re-reading this timeline several times and have somewhat made a similar abbreviated version of it, highly inspired by ME's brilliant work, I feel I can no longer wait for him to continue, so I have made my first attempt at a new part in this Timeline, beginning from the end of the great war and what happens in Russia.
The Russian Bear tears itself apart.
Russia was hit hard by the depression. Unemployment soared, especially in larger cities. Repayments of the war reparations were suspended. The Tsar was soon under attack from both left- and right-wing sources. The Left coalesced around the Revolutionary communist Bolsheviks.
Petrograd workers began several strikes and demonstrations. Workers at Putilov, Petrograd's largest industrial plant, announced a strike. Although some clashes with the Tsar's forces did occur, no one was injured on the opening day. The strikers were fired, and some shops closed, resulting in further unrest at other plants. The next day, a series of meetings and rallies were held which gradually turned into economic and political gatherings. Demonstrations were organised to demand bread, and these were supported by the industrial working force who considered them a reason for continuing the strikes. The women workers marched to nearby factories bringing out over 50,000 workers on strike. Virtually every industrial enterprise in Petrograd had been shut down, together with many commercial and service enterprises. Students, white-collar workers and teachers joined the workers in the streets and at public meetings. In the streets, red banners appeared among the crowds.
To quell the riots, the Tsar looked to the army. At least 180,000 troops were available in the capital, but most were either partially trained recruits or older working class reservists from the Petrograd area recalled for duty. There was a serious shortage of officers amongst the reserve battalions of the Imperial Guard which made up the bulk of the Petrograd garrison and the morale and discipline of these units was low. The Tsar ordered the army to suppress the rioting by force some troops began to mutiny and join the protesters but other remained loyal and began firing indiscriminately into their former comrades and civilians alike.
The revolution was provoked not only by Russian military failures during the Great war, the violent suppression of the strikes, but also by public dissatisfaction with the way the country was being run on the Home Front. The political and economic instability and fundamental social divisions, coupled with gross mismanagement of the war effort, the military defeats, domestic economic dislocation along with the problems Russia faced fighting a total war had contributed.
When it became apparent that a revolutionary army composed solely of workers would be far too small, The Red Guard instituted mandatory conscription of the rural peasantry into A Red Revolutionary Army. Opposition of rural Russians to Red Army conscription units was overcome by taking hostages and shooting them when necessary in order to force compliance.
While resistance to the Red Guard began on the very next day after the Bolshevik uprising. The formation of anti-Bolshevik groups both inside and outside Russia, pushing them into action against the Red Guard. A loose confederation of anti-Bolshevik forces aligned against the Communist revolutionary Guard.
There was a period of heightened tension within the Red Guard, frictions between, the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks continued while Trotsky organized a "unification" conference of socialist factions and tried to re-unite the socialists and the Communists. The attempt was generally unsuccessful. The most serious disagreement that Trotsky and the Mensheviks had with Lenin at the time was over the issue of "expropriations", i.e., armed robberies of banks and other companies by Bolshevik groups to procure money for the Party. These actions had been banned by the 5th Congress, but were continued by the Bolsheviks.
This White Movement aligned to include aristocratic land-owners, republicans, conservatives, middle-class citizens, reactionaries, pro-monarchists, liberals, army generals, non-Bolshevik socialists who still had grievances and democratic reformists, voluntarily united only in their opposition to Bolshevik Revolutionary Guard. The White Movements military would be organized by General Yudenich, General Wrangel, General Kaledin, Lieutenant-General Denikin and led by Admiral Kolchak.
A Ukrainian nationalist movement known as the Green Army rose in opposition against an anarchist political and military movement known as the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine or the Anarchist Black Army led by Nestor Makhno.
The remoteness of the Volga Region, the Ural Region, Siberia, and the Far East was favourable for the anti-Bolshevik powers, and the Whites set up a number of organizations in the cities of these regions.
The Centro-Caspian-Caucasus Dictatorship was an anti- Bolshevik administration proclaimed in the city of Baku, it replaced the Bolshevik Baku Commune led by Stalin in a bloodless coup d'état, Stalin relocated to Russia and continued to support the Red Guard offensive along with Lenin’s leadership.
The Concorde also expressed their dismay at the Bolsheviks. They were worried about the prospect of the Bolsheviks making good their threats to assume no responsibility for, and so default on, Imperial Russia's massive foreign loans and that the communist revolutionary ideas would spread. Many of these countries expressed their support for the Whites, including the provision of troops and supplies.
The Whites and the Reds fought the Russian Civil War from 1914 until 1919 and isolated battles continued in the Far East until 1921. The White Army—aided by Concorde forces from countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Hungary, fought in Ukraine, the Crimea and Siberia. They were victorious, along with the White Movement due to military and ideological disunity of the "Red Guard" between the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and the Anarchists as well as the crumbling determination and increasing conflict with their support base among the peasantry.
The Civil war ended with The Russian Empire making concrete promises to make good on their loans and war reparations.