Alexor wrote:A major what-if already discussed earlier was the death/survival of the Imperial family in Ekaterinburg in July 18.
The Lev wrote:Definately Siberian options, like having three options for the Czech Legion-a breakthrough west, a full withdrawal east or the phased withdrawal/garrissoning which ended up happening.
The Lev wrote:Boldyrev holding his position? i like Boldyrev-something about Siberian Regionalism which i find appealing
The Lev wrote:Regarding Kornilov, i can't help but think that the greater "What If" of the Kuban campaign was the loss of Ekaterinodar to the reds in the first place. Kenez' War in South Russia mentions that Pokrovskii held the approaches to the town (against incredible odds) succesfully, untill recalled for promotion and ceremony for two days-when his second in command got drunk and abandonned a key redoubt-without which Ekaterinodar lay exposed. The fate of the Kuban cossacks rested with Pokrovskii's army that day, and if Ekaterinodar had held (it was lost not long before Kornilov reached it) it would not only have served as a greater foundation for the White movement, but also shaped the movement's politics with greater cossack influence.
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