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  • Author Of The Bolsheviks And Workers Control
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    Freedom & Revolution In 1922 Emma Goldman complained Soviet Russia, had become the modern socialist Lourdes, to which the blind and the lame, the deaf and the dumb were flocking for miraculous cures (1). The Russian Revolution was the first occasion where decades of revolutionary ideas could be applied to real life. What was theory was now practice. The struggle between the two concepts of revolution - the statist-centralist and the libertarian federalist - moved from the realm of the abstract t...
  • October Of 1917 The Russian Revolution
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    Russian Revolution The Russian Revolution did not happen overnight, and there were different stages that took place. There are so many small things that fit in to the bigger picture it is hard to put where and how the Russian Revolution started and ended. Russia was run backwards compared to all other countries in Western Europe. The peasants working and living conditions were very bad. The government badly wanted to industrialize in urban areas. For the government to do this they needed money, ...
  • Czar Following Russian Defeat In War
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    Reasons for Rev. of March 1917: Defeat of Russia following entry in WWI Some argue that Rev. was inevitable regardless of WWI (terrible living standards) Incompetence of the Czar Corrupt and inefficient Gov. Weak ruler (Nicholas II) Rasputin damage the reputation of the royal family in the eyes of other nobles (he was seen to be the de facto ruler of the country) Food shortages Army losses in 1916 (the army morale declined) The Czar assumed command of the army and was associated with military de...
  • Bolsheviks And The Provisional Government
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    The Bolshevik Revolution 1917 The Stage Is Set The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by millions of people who would change the history of the world as we know it. When Czar Nicholas II dragged 11 million peasants into World War I, the Russian people became discouraged with their injuries and the loss of life they sustained. The country of Russia was in ruins, ripe for revolution. Provisional Government Established During a mass demonstration of women workers in February of 19...
  • Lenins Role In The Revolution
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    The painting was done in the 1920's some time after the actual event making it secondary evidence. To a certain extent it is historically accurate because the storming of the Winter Palace did take place but it is inaccurate as there was not a great struggle between the Bolsheviks and Provisional Government. The only Provisional Government soldiers present that night were a womens battalion because the Russian soldiers were fighting in the war. This is obviously propaganda by the artist who show...
  • Russian People Behind The Bolshevik Party
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    6/12/98 THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, THE PEOPLES REVOLUTION The October Revolution was no more than a well planned military coup carried out with out the knowledge and against the wishes of the people. This statement is entirely false, the October Revolution was wished for and very necessary for the people of Russia, to bring more power back to the people. The events of 1917 were crucial for the Bolsheviks, they represented their rise in power and their rise in popularity with the people. It was thes...
  • Pankratova's Kronstadt Account
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    History Revolutions - The Kronstadt Naval Uprising Word Count: 1997 On March 1, 1921, the sailors of the Kronstadt naval fortress rose up in an armed rebellion against Russia's totalitarian leadership, claiming that Bolshevik control of Russia had failed to achieve its promise of working class liberation, delivering only a 'new serfdom' and 'even greater enslavement of human beings'. The Kronstadt sailors, who had previously been regarded by Trotsky himself as the 'pride and glory' of the revolu...
  • Importance Of Reed's Ten Days
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    Essay Question 5: How useful is the eyewitness account of the Bolshevik revolution by John Reed for an historical understanding of the Bolshevik revolution John Reeds, Ten Days that Shook the World immediately stands out as a crucial primary historical source on the Bolshevik revolution. His eye witness account of the events in Petrograd are important as the revolutionary actions that took place similarly replicated events that took place all over Russia. Reed creates an insight into the events,...
  • Activities Of Lenin In October 1917
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    How Important Was Lenin To The Successful Bolshevik Seizure Of Power In October 1917 1 July 1998 Men make their own history they do not make it under circumstances chosen by them, but rather under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. In any account of history, it is difficult to determine weather the crucial roles were played by individuals or by historical forces beyond the control of any individual. There is on one hand the argument that it is the actions of...
  • Communist State Under The Control Of Lenin
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    How did the Bolsheviks seize power of the Russia Empire in 1917 They were able to do this as a result of taking advantage of the current political and social situations in the country at the time. Through such decisions as disbanding the army, and siding with the majority, the peasants, though such promises as land, food, equality and peace. Through such events Vladimir Ilynich Ulyanov, also known as Lenin, was able to take full control for the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks started off, in 1903, as...
  • Important In The Bolshevik Consolidation Of Power
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    Evaluate the role of Trotsky in the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917 and in the subsequent consolidation of power to 1924. Trotsky played a fundamental role in the 1917 November revolution and in the subsequent consolidation of Bolshevik power to 1924. Trotsky's importance in the revolution is evident through his organisation of the Military Revolutionary Committee and his planning of the revolution. In addition to Trotsky, there were also other factors contributing to the Bolshevik's succe...
  • Cheka And The Red Army
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    Through the use of coercion from the Cheka and the Red Army, the Bolsheviks were able to maintain the control of the Revolution. The Bolsheviks used a system of terror to reinforce ideas and to force the people of Russia to bend to its will. The cheka and the red army were used to reinforce War Communism, from 1918-1921, under which every single industry, including small shops, were state own. Later the cheka went on to reinforce the New Economic Policy from March 1921. As part of these policies...
  • Russian Revolution End
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    Since revolutions are complex social and political upheavals, historians who write about them are bound to differ on the most basic questions -- causes, revolutionary aims, impact on the society, political outcome, and even the timespan of the revolution itself. In the case of the Russian Revolution, the starting-point presents no problem: almost everyone takes it to be the "February Revolution" of 1917, which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the formation of the Provisional Government. ...

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