Vladimir Illyich And The Communist Manifesto Essay

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Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov was born in Simbirsk in April 10, 1987. In 1901 while doing underground work of his party he started going by the name Lenin. He rose to become a powerful dictator in Russia. After World War I, he seized power with the October Revolution. Even though he had strong ideas he was still willing to change his ideas if his country needed it. When Lenin was a child his parents encouraged in him a love of learning and he used this to finish first in high school and showed a gift for Latin and Greek. His father was an inspector of schools and was threatened with early retirement by the government. Later, when his older brother was arrested and executed for being in the assassination attempt against Emperor Alexander III and his father already passed, he became the main provider for his family. In 1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the book The Communist Manifesto. This book outlined their ideas of the Communist revolution and planned out that the only way they could succeed is by a revolution. Lenin read this book and analyzed it in his pamphlet Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Lenin used the vanguard party as a means to bring upon the revolution talked about in the Communist Manifesto. They were used to push the working class towards the revolution that would be needed to overthrow the government. Lenin believed as Karl Marx did that the capitalists would take over the world and industry would exploit the working class to…

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