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The Working Class of the Russian Revolution

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Jena Araojo

on 24 April 2013

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Animal Farm: Boxer Boxer The Working Class The Working Class In the Beginning... The February Revolution began when the common people started a series of riots due to extreme job cuts and food shortages. The working class was encouraged to begin a revolution against their employers (like the revolution against Jones), which they outnumbered greatly. The revolution resulted in the equalization of all citizens and equal wages and rations for all working men. After Nicolas II left the thrown, the commoners looked up to new leaders, Lenin and Stalin, for guidance. On February 24, 1917, Russia was about to take part in a Revolution that would unleash havoc and chaos on Russia and its people in just a year's time. Still part of World War I, Russia was transitioning to a new leader, Nicholas II, who started the chaos that would give rise to the February Revolution. As the society began to fall, a series of rebellions and revolts led to the fall of Nicolas II and the rise of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. Missing much of the February Revolution, Lenin and Stalin set out to tackle the Provisional Government and establish a Communist one.

Lenin and Stalin were able to conquer The Provisional government and became leaders of the country. Many were not happy by the leadership of Stalin and many tried to rebel. However, the workers did not succeed because Stalin and Lenin were sharper than Nicolas II. The Russian Revolution led to Russia's pull out from WWI and left many fighting countries uneasy. These actions under Stalin's rule led to greater predicaments in WWII and the Cold War. In the story Animal Farm, Boxer was a cart horse who had great strength, determination, and heart. Even in the beginning, Boxer was loyal to his farm and his owner even when he was treated badly. Though he worked harder than any other animal, Boxer wasn't the most intelligent character and was oblivious to what was going on. Boxer was devoted in his work and truly believed and followed in Napoleon and the pigs. He didn't think for himself and that ultimately led him to his wrongful death. "I Will Work Harder" "Napoleon is Always Right!" Jena Araojo !!!!!!
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Hunter Shelton Representing the Peasants and Working Class The Working Class Work Cited Internet "The Russian Revolution (1917–1918)." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.

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"Documents on the Russian Revolution." Documents on the Russian Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. Books After the fall of Nicolas II, several of the rioters came together and formed a Provisional Government. This new government accepted the end of a long living monarchy and started to rebuild the economy. The first priority of this government was to reopen businesses and put the commoner's minds at ease. This was not the only thing to come out of the February Revolution. Several factories were opened and Russia began to construct their own institutions to run society. The working class of Russia hoped the Revolution of 1917 would bring a placid life. The peasants would gain land and the factory owners would hand over their industrial units to the people of the working class. Only a government supporting the working class could meet the demands of the aggravated people. Differences and Similarities Conclusion Positive Outcomes Negative Outcomes Peasants get temporary reprieve from harsh conditions

More resources and rights are assigned

Companies and factories are reopened

Leadership and political opportunities opened up for common workers Government holds more power than necessary

Executions for nonexistent crimes

Proletarians have small amounts of resources diverted to leaders for "the greater good".

Peasants were taken advantage of Otfinoski, Steven. The Czech Republic. New York: Facts On File, 1997. Print. Like Boxer, the people of the working class fell under a ruler who they believed was true in creating a peaceful, abundant country. Thinking society was improving, the working class went along with the ideas of the Provisional Government only to find that they were going to hit a dead end. During the October Revolution, the workers gained the confidence and strength needed to take down the Provisional Government. This event became an important part of history. Although Boxer represented the struggle and obedience of the working class, he was oblivious to the wronging of his leader and suffered wrongful consequences. Boxer was a character of great strength who struggled to create a world that he believed in. He never gave up and fought for a better tomorrow. His love for the farm and other animals made him a great leader and portrayed the working class of the Russian Revolution very well. The End:) However.... The Provisional Government was allowing its people to exercise control over their society and many would say that there was no real power. Soon, the Provisional Government was coming to a dead end. Many of the peasants were becoming uneasy and when their needs weren't being met, they simply met them themselves. No compromise could be made and factory owners and landlords had grown rich from exploiting workers and peasants. There was no social change from when Nicolas II ruled and Russia was struggling to fulfill its promise of freedom and equality. Changes in Russia Many had say in how they ran their society

A Worker's Council was formed to fulfill the needs of every citizen

Mass Meetings were held to discuss:
- ration size
- policies
- war strategies

Delegates were also elected to hold leadership status in workplaces
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