Communism In Russia

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Communism: Communism is a political theory and social system which disbands the concept of private property and allows for communal sovereignty in areas of production; communism is also known as the purest form of socialism. Karl Marx, the founder of communism, described a communistic society as one where labor and distribution of resources would be based upon his principle, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” (“Communism”). Vladimir Lenin, a follower of Marx and leader of the radical revolutionary group, the Bolsheviks, seized power in Russia after the Russian Revolution. Lenin’s policies eliminated the traditional government system and instituted the world’s first communist state.

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Czar, or tsar, was the title for a Russian emperor before the revolution in 1917. The cataclysmic damages suffered in Russia during and after World War I revealed to the Russian people that their czarist government was inefficient and ineffective. The humiliation of failure in “the war made revolution inevitable” (Russian Revolution”).

Czar Nicholas and the Romanov Dynasty: Czar Nicholas II, or Nikolai Romanov, was the last czar to lead the Russian government. In 1917, after Russian failure in World War I, Czar Nicholas was highly disfavored and left with no other option but abdication. A provisional government was instituted in place of the czar. Romanov and his family were exiled, supposedly into safety, but several years later they were killed “almost certainly on the orders of the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin” (“Nicholas II”).

“Bloody Sunday”: Bloody Sunday is the title given to the large scale killing of “peaceful demonstrators [which marked] the beginning of the violent phase of the Russian Revolution of 1905” (“Bloody Sunday”). The incident began with a strike, planned by a priest, in January of 1905. The workers assembled for the demonstration had the harmless intention of marching to Czar Nicholas II and presenting to him their desires for reformations. Police were instructed to fire into the crowd, resulting in over one hundred casualties and countless
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The booklet, Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei by its full title, is a brief essay illuminating the inevitable rise of communism as the chief form of societal, economic, and political organization. In the leaflet, Marx provides informative statements such as,“the theory of Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property” (Marx). Marx paints communism in a positive light, highlighting the benefits of the social

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