Animal Farm Civil War

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A simple dispute can lead to a war that will change history forever. Orwell shows this in a fascinating way relating the Russian Civil War to the Battle of the Cowshed. When the animals are getting rid of their ruler, they are free to do whatever that pleases them. They decide to establish rules that could change their lives forever. When their ruler comes back and tries to take back the farm, the animals do amazing things that were learned from Julius Caesar’s Campaigns. The Civil war of Russia and Animal Farm both lead to the creation of a new society that is thought to be better than the old one.
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Czar Nicholas II is removed from power which is just like Mr. Jones getting kicked out of his own farm.“ Jones and his men suddenly found themselves being butted and kicked from all sides…Jones was expelled, and the Manor Farm was theirs” (Orwell 39). Czar was a like a dictator where as Mr. Jones was the king of the farm. Both of them got blamed for taking things that someone else made. As a result, rebellions have started. Both represented the old older before communism. Another event in history that Orwell displayed accurately is when the Bolsheviks defended against the white army, which is like the Animals defending from the farmers. “Jones and all his men, with half a dozen others from Foxwood and Pinchfield were coming up the track that led to the farm. They were all carrying sticks, except Jones, who was marching ahead with a gun in his hands…several men dropped their sticks and tried to run…all the men were gone...” (Orwell 56). The animals repelled the farmers and stopped them from taking back their farm. This is just like when Moscow defended their land from invaders. Leon Trotsky and Snowball both lead the war effort to defend their territory. They both got removed from power from someone that outsmarted them. When the animals got rid of their ruler they set up rules that made everyone equal except for some. The result was the establishment of communism. The Russian Civil War and Battle had many similarities. Like when Stalin dethroned Lenin out of authority “Following an attempt on Lenin’s life” (Raleigh). That corresponds to when Napoleon got rid of Snowball “Nine enormous dogs…dashed straight for Snowball…in a moment he was out the door and they were after him” (Orwell 67). Both events focus on the creation of their “communist” plan that happened after the destruction of the old

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