|The communist government faced civil war in opposition to its rule. The Reds faced what was called the White Army. The While army had three armies each attempting to advance on Petrograd and Moscow. The White armies initially made rapid progress, however, the Red army under Trotsky soon turned into a well trained army and succeeded in leading it to victory. French, English, Japanese and US troops had landed in Siberia ostensably to stop Russian supplies falling into German hands. The Allies helped the White Russians, but as they collapsed the allies pulled out.