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  • Leon Trotsky: Leader Of The Bolshevik Revolution

    Leon Trotsky RESPONSIBILITIES/IDEOLOGIES/CONTRIBUTION Leon Trotsky’s responsibilities varied during his lifetime as he assumed many different positions in the different factions of the Revolution. Trotsky became a Social Democrat in 1903, resulting in his joining of the Mensheviks at the Second Part Congress. He would split with them not long after. In 1905 Trotsky become the chairman of the St Petersburg Soviet, which would later be raided resulting in exile. Trotsky would then return to Russia in May 1917, only to join the Bolsheviks, the enemy of his former allegiance. Trotsky would be appointed to Chairman of the Petrograd Soviet by Kerensky in October of the same year. In November Trotsky became the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs,…

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  • How Did Lenin Contribute To The Formation Of Bolsheviks

    its protest against the Russian government as well as the political, social and economic discontent. The provisional government was led by Alexander Kerensky, who refused to give land to the peasants. As the Bolshevik party opposed to allowing the peasants to obtain land, they only became more and more popular. Throughout the discontent, the famous event known as the ‘Bloody Sunday,’ imperial guards shot and killed the several protesters of St. Petersburg and eventually attracted more people to…

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  • The Inevitability Of The Russian Revolution Of 1917

    ideology, is a possible explanation for the events in 1917, the historiographical position which best explains the inevitability of the Russian revolution is the modernization theory, popularized by George Kennan. This argues that instead of following a determined order of events leading towards revolution, it was in fact the modernization of Russia directly contradicting the tsarist ideology, which contributed to the inevitability of the revolution. Yet, while the tradition soviet view suggests…

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  • How Lenin Influenced The Russian Revolution

    The first revolution in Russia occurred in 1905 when Russia was defeated by Japan in the Russo-Japanese War. This defeat engendered upheaval at home and Russian citizens began to express their discontent over the country’s political structure and called for reform. The situation further worsened and even though the emperor of Russia issued his October Manifesto promising to elect a Duma (parliament) with real legislative power, Lenin was far from satisfied. In fact, his frustrations extended to…

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  • Czar Alexander III And Nicholas II Essay

    effect on Russia society was limited cultural diversity (because of ban on practicing non-traditional Russian customs). The Russians also did not trust of the government. 2) Why did industrialization cause discontent among the people of Russia? Industrialization lead to discontent unhappiness among the citizens of Russia because factories generated new difficulties, for example, exhausting hours, disgusting working environments, extremely low pay, and child labor. Trade unions were banned.…

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  • Tsar Nicholas II Mistakes Essay

    War 1 broke out and Nicholas II decided to take control of the army. The government was left to be controlled by the Tsarina and Rasputin who had their own interests in mind. Due to most supplies being dedicated towards the war effort there was a shortage in food and the people starved and grew angry with the Tsar. The Duma would not help the people’s concern and as such they began to support the revolutionary parties such as the Mensheviks, Bolsheviks and Social Revolutionaries. As the war…

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  • Joseph Stalin's Rise To Power

    expelled. When Stalin was thrown out of the seminary Stalin started giving lessons to middle class children. This job did not consume much of Stalin’s time, so Stalin had sufficient time to motivate workers and people from the lower class in organizing strikes. Doing acts like this made him popular among laborers and lower class working citizens. Stalin’s popularity expanded to the Okhrana, the secret police of the monarch. In 1903 while Stalin was exiled to Siberia, Stalin had just heard…

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  • Opposition To The Tsarist Revolution Essay

    disagree, as it is much like when Hercules cut one head of the hydra, two heads replaced it and were even more deadly. I think this analogy fits the tsar well as when a liberal minded tsar was killed, he was replaced with a very autocratic one who simply made matters worse. Furthermore the murder of over 2000 political figures did not have the desired effect on the peasants of uniting them against the regime, which made these murders merely random acts of brutality. The leaders of the socialist…

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  • Nationalism In Russia

    been over thrown and were in desperate need of help. The second revolution developed the Marxist Bolsheviks who were a communist party that looked to gain more freedom and justice for themselves. The Russians exhibited many internal problems while trying to establish the country. Russia was also struggling to find a strong political leader and government system that could provide guidance and bring the country together. Communism was a new emerging idea thought of by Karl Marx. He had…

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  • 1905 Russian Revolution Research Paper

    At the Second Congress of the Russian Democratic Labor Party, it was agreed upon that Russia was in need of a revolution as the workers and peasants of the country were becoming dissatisfied with the Czar and the government. The end goal of the revolution was to be socialism. However, Congress split into two parties: the Bolsheviks (the majority) and the Mensheviks (the minority). The main disagreements revolved around party membership, with the Mensheviks arguing for a broad-based membership…

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