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  • 3rd Soviet Congress 1918 Jan
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    So a constitution is granted - the Russian people have their freedom. Freedom of assembly is granted - go to church have rallies. But the assemblies are surrounded my military - so much for that freedom. Freedom of speech is granted - say what you want Russian people. But there is still censorship - say what you want Russian people, but it will not be heard. Russian went through a revolution, they now have a blue, white, and red flag. But what does that really represent Under those patriotic col...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Three Months After Lenin
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    Lenins political finesse, his understanding of the strength of the peasantry and his rewriting of the communist thought are the characteristics which made Lenin one of the greatest leaders of Russia. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, was born on April 22, 1870, in Simbirsk, on the bank of the Volga river. Ilya Nikolaevich Ulyanov, a man with high cheek bones, a dark complexion and dark brown eyes, all of which Lenin inherited, was Lenins father, and was the director of schools in Simbirsk province. Lenins...
  • Anti Bolshevik Forces Within Russia
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    The Revolution of 1905: The First Russian Revolution We are, however, slightly ahead of our story. The short period of 1900-1906 provides an essential piece of the puzzle to make the picture of the Russian Revolution complete. Russia's Asian policy under Nicholas II took a decidedly expansionist and aggressive tone, culminating in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. A primarily naval conflict on Russia's Far Eastern frontier, this war brought back the awful memories of the Crimean defeat when J...
  • Total Control Of Russia
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    There were many events that lead up to the Bolshevik Revolution. First off, in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published a thought-provoking book. The Communist Manifesto expressed their support of a world in which there was no difference in class. A world in which the workers and commoners ran the show and there was no high and supreme ruler. Many intellectual Russians began to become aware of this pamphlet as well as the advanced state of the world compared to Russia. Other countries were...
  • Great Discontent In The People Of Russia
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    The Bolsheviks did not seize power they merely picked it up It is true to say that the Bolsheviks did not seize power but rather picked it up. The process that ensured their seizure of power is known as the Russian Revolution. This brought an end to 300 years of rule by monarchical, the Romanov dynasty. "The Bolsheviks were too numerically weak to overthrow a properly run government. What they did have was ambition, determination and a strategy to rise to an empty seat of power". They were eager...
  • Result Of The Bolshevik Workers Party Being
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    In February 1917, the Bolshevik party was small and irrelevant. The leadership was abroad and there was little consistency of purpose among the party in Russia. However, by the summer of 1922, the Bolsheviks had become the dominant force, and a new communist state had emerged from their success. The purpose of this essay is to explain this transformation. The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II and the collapse of the Romanov dynasty threw Russia into a state of turmoil. The elites had withdrawn thei...
  • Bolshevik Red Army
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    Before the war with Germany had ended civil war broke out in Russia. Several groups known as 'Whites' opposed the Bolsheviks. There were socialists, liberals, nationalists, and former Tsarist generals. They set up separate government in different parts of Russia and began to fight the Bolsheviks. Britain and France supplied some of them with arms, and also sent soldiers, in the hope that if they won they would bring Russia back in to the war against Germany. In the east Japan, and in the west Po...
  • 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...
  • The Civil War And Lenin
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    How important was war in Lenin's securing and consolidation of power in the USSR. Crisis + Opportunism = Dictatorship. This equation sums up how Lenin took control of Russia in 1917. The 2 crises' were World War I and The Civil War and Lenin had the opportunism. He seized the opportunity in the October Revolution to establish a dictatorship. But, although these were the important ingredients, Lenin still had to hold onto power. To consolidate his position he "turned Marxism on its head". As said...
  • Revolution In Russia In 1917
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    The Russian Revolution began in 1917 and ended in 1920. It was a conflict between the Bolshevik government of Russia and anti-Bolshevik forces supported by troops from several other countries including Canada. I'm not sure if any of you know who the Bolshevik people are. First of all Bolshevik means "majority" in Russian. They were members of a communist party. The Russian revolution is a name for two events which are: the 1917 February Revolution which overthrew the Tsar and established a democ...
  • Long Term Effects Of The Civil War
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    By early 1918 in Russia, the Bolsheviks controlled only the north-western area of the Russian Empire (Petrograd and Moscow) together with the areas between and around them. Various opposition groups were formed against the Bolsheviks, under the new Provisional Government. The provisional government had proposed elections for a new assembly in late 1917; Lenin had seen that the Bolsheviks must act before this democratically elected government convened, but once in power, he allowed the elections ...

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