Bolshevik Revolution Research Paper

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How is Bolshevik success in October 1917 best explained?
Lucas Abeledo, 2u History

Bolshevik success was owed to a large amount of different factors. However, the revolution is largely seen and explained in different ways. This essay will establish an appropriate way for the revolution to be explained through the analysis of the events leading up to the revolution, and its following events.

Origin of the Bolshevik party and their purpose
The formation of the Bolshevik party came about when the Social Democrats split apart due to disputes between Lenin and Plekhanov at the second congress of the Social Democrat Party in 1903. After a series of votes, the results showed an even split between the congress. Although the split between the parties
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With the introduction of Kerensky as War Minister in the Provisional Government, there was a more authoritative role within the body. Thus, when it was published in a Bolshevik magazine that it would be a mistake to ‘’attempt to overthrow government in current circumstances’’, Kerensky interpreted this as if there was already been a date set for the revolution, and made the first move. Kerensky thus rushed the Bolshevik revolution, as he ordered round ups on the Bolsheviks and they had no choice than to fight back.

The role of Trotsky in the October Revolution is one that must not be underestimated, due to the fact that if he had not been part of the chairmanship of the Petrograd Soviet, the Bolsheviks would not have had its Military Revolutionary Committee. Trotsky had the influence to guide these soldiers and therefore the Red Guards were at the disposal of the Bolshevik. Lenin thus gave the order to Trotsky, and he ordered them to seize key vantage points in Petrograd.

Once these forces were in place, the Provisional had no other option than to give up when the Red Guards stormed the Winter Palace, as there was no one to meet them with resistance.

How it was after they took over Russia? What did it
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He was persistent and kept insisting in a Bolshevik Revolution. In addition to persistency, Lenin was also characterized by the fact that he was an opportunist and defied party policy, often for the good of it. However, while this remains true, it is also evident in the fact that he set up state capitalism, which further evolved into a dictatorship, that sometimes his opportunism got out of hand and that for the same reasons Lenin condemned the Provisional government (acting on self-interest), he used his power for his self-interest. However, he is by far the most crucial character due to his persistency in keeping the Bolshevik spirit and the atmosphere he shone off, that of which the revolutionary spirit lived

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