Limits of Soviet Expansion
The Treaty of Versailles and the European Revolutions in the wake of World War I (20 March 1921)
Historical Map of Europe
With their success in Russia, the Bolsheviks had hoped to spread the Revolution across Europe. However, their setbacks in the west, especially against Poland, and large scale popular unrest at home forced them to bring an end to policies of expansion and focus on rebuilding the Soviet economy.