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    The October Revolution: Coup or Social Uprising? Historians along the century have questioned the veracity of the narrative the Bolsheviks fed to the people of Russia and the rest of the world. These historians claim that the communist party has distorted the facts of said revolution to control masses during the Soviet reign. The overthrow of the Provisional Government in October 1917 was both a Bolshevik-engineered coup d’état and a popular revolution. Chroniclers have debated this statement owing to the fact that said people come from different socio-political backgrounds and the varying historiographies of individual authors. To understand the factual purpose of the Revolution, one must understand the words used to describe them. The definition…

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    October Revolution of 1917 is also considered a revolution in terms of Yoder’s definition. The Provisional Government was weak and unpopular, because it was not able to solve the political and economic problems. Russians were not supporters for the World War I, while the Provisional Government continued to wage the war, which made it unwanted government. The soldiers and the peasants started asking for land, but the Provisional Government refused to distribute it fairly and this was another…

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    In 1917, two revolutions happened that would change the future of Russia forever. In March, the strikes, and rebellion has caused the abdication of the Tsar Nicholas II, and the Provisional Government coming to power, and in October, the Bolsheviks had gained power to overtake the Provisional Government, and be the sole rulers of Russia. 1. March Revolution From 1894 to 1917, Russia was ruled by Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. During time of innovation, Russia was still clinging…

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    Russia was ruled by Tsar Nicholas II at the time. He believed in a system of government whereby one person has absolute power, or autocracy. Russia was becoming industrialized very rapidly, which brought about low paying positions and a massive rate of unemployment. Nicholas II was very poor at managing important aspects of society such as politics and the military. World War I was not playing out the way the Russians had intended and the general population blamed Nicholas II because of it. The…

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    the war, the two countries fought over land and by the end there was a clear victor - Japan (Llewellyn, 2012). This brought rage and embarrassment upon the Russian people. Additionally, Russia had became the first European power to lose to an Asian power. When World War One began, the Russian army and the Russian people were hoping for a triumphant victory to bring the Motherland back to glory. However, the conditions in Russia meant the army was ill-equipped, not well funded and not well…

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    process, but rather as a consequence of the Russian Revolution of 1917 as well as a sequence of unmanageable and highly antagonistic acts that involved contrasting parties, which occurring simultaneously consequently led to Russia’s collapse. The very trigger for the fall of Tsardom does not only stem from the mismanagement of the World War I effort, but also from a revolt of the most conservative traditionalists in Russian society, who were appalled by the Crown’s imprudent…

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    Revolution according to the Webster Dictionary "is a sudden, extreme or complete change in the way people live work etc". During the World War 1 Russia witnessed the transition to a different and renewed that brought with itself some good and bad consequences; however it is necessary to analyze and understand each phase of the process in order to create a concept and a point of view. The Russian revolution has three main causes: political, social and economics. Political: Russia was being…

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    In the year 1917, multiple revolutions took place including the october revolution and the february revolution. The cause for these revolutions is to end imperial rule from other interfering countries. The reason why the russian revolution started was because people were unhappy with their king, Nicholas 2 who believed in government corruption. Once the Russian Revolution started people started to gain more support and more benefits from the government. One reason why the russian revolution of…

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    “The Capitalists will sell us the rope to which we will hang them” a quote by the infamous Vladimir Lenin, the leader and the founder of the Bolshevik (Communist) regime. Who destroyed Russia’s state of Monarchy to a state of Communism. It all officially started March 8th, 1917. Of course, this is only the official start date of the revolution, many other events have led up to this. The revolution. Better known as the February Revolution (Russia used the Julian calendar, thus the name “February…

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    On October 1917, the Bolshevik party seized control over the Winter Palace in Petrograd without firing a single shot. They had been in search of this opportunity for several years. As the opportunity arose, the Bolshevik party arose with the power of giving in to the needs of the people by taking advantage of the provisional government. The Bolsheviks ability to take advantage of the provisional government enable them to take control over Russia. Although, the Bolshevik party was able to take…

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