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Lenin and the Russian Revolution
Transcript of Lenin and the Russian Revolution
-Protests for reform
-Plea for help
-Motivations changed - February: 1917
-World War One
- Dissatisfied proletarians
- Moral; all time low
-International Women's Day Festival
- Tsar Nicholas II blamed
- No head of state
-Provisional government put in place -October: 1917
- Lenin took advantage of situation: and his party
came to rule: REVOLUTION
- Won the hearts of Russian people : 'Peace, Bread, and Land!!'
-COMMUNISM Total population controlled by the government, what you earn and have is to be shared by all whether you like it or not Tsar regime vs. Bolsheviks Socially Russia = stratified
Women= no rights Striving towards communism
Conditions for the proletarians improved Politically He was the law
He was the state
Limited freedoms Similar rule, but a society based on Marx's ideals Economically Industrialization New Economic Policy
Working class favored - Simbirsk, Russia
-first Communist leader of the Soviet Union (USSR)
- Influenced by Karl Marx
- Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP)
-remove the Tsarist government Communist Russia
Marx vs. Lenin - No social classes
-redistribution of wealth Marx intended to change the
whole world by his ideas whereas Lenin was focused on Russia Theory Practicality Industrialization and Development were key Assumed communist revolutions would take place
in well developed countries Communism would happen on its own Communism needed a kick-start different prolonged steps to becoming a communist society Didn't want to wait for communism naturally, wanted it now Believed there would be a proletariat revolution proletariat revolution led by "professional revolutionist" Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
consisted of Russia and surrounding countries The Bolshevik party led the Russian Revolution, and would be the only ruling political party of the Soviet Union. Revolutions are brought on by social conflict,
political factors, economic conditions, and new ideas A movement for change;
fighting for a cause the class of wage earners, especially those who earn their living by manual labor or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the working class. the development of industry on an extensive scale BY: ANNA AND REBECCA Marx's theories Lenin's political system Collectivization Collectivism is a practice or principle of giving a group priority over each other.
- Implemented by Stalin in 1928