Response To The Russian Revolution

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This essay examines how the Russian government responded to the increasing population of homeless children as a result of the Russian Revolution during the years 1917 to 1936. This essay argues that though the government tried to provide resources for the growing homeless youth population, ultimately the economic toll of the war took precedence and the youth that did not have the resources to be educated on communist values faced detrimental effects. By examining journal entries, photographs, and secondary sources, one must consider the effects of the Russian Revolution, such as the glaring mortality rate, lack of economic funds, and precedent to industrialize to make a valid argument that youth who were not educated had a greater chance of …show more content…
These interest groups or “soviets” aimed to dethrone the tsar and improve the Russian government. Due to the lack of industrialization, the Russian youth wanted to advocate for themselves because they were the upcoming generation. They wanted their voices to be heard and avidly participated in marches, rallies, and speeches to advocate for public policy changes. One such radical thinker, Vladimir Lenin, who was banned from Russia from the tsar-led government, was snuck back into Russia by the Bolshevik socialist party to spread his views to the public. Vladmir Lenin was known for sayings such as “All Power to the Soviets” and “Bread, Land, and Peace.” In 1921, Lenin helped lead the socialist Bolshevik party to …show more content…
Though it ushered in a new form of government, it had detrimental effects on the population. This secondary source addresses the effects to innocent bystanders in the war. The Russian Revolution was advocated for by the youth, yet it seems that they are the party affected the greatest by the war. After the Russian Revolution, the newly coined Soviet Union recognized the glaring “besprizornye” problem and tried to provide resources and rehabilitation by assigning commissions and departments to focus on the abandoned

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