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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917-1921 (Part-4)

(g) Lenin and the economic problems: New Economic Policy-1921 From early 1921 Lenin faced the formidable task of rebuilding an economy shattered by the First World War and then by civil war. War communism had been unpopular with the peasants, who, seeing no point in working hard to produce food which was taken away from […]

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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917-1921 (Part-3)

HOW SUCCESSFULLY DID LENIN AND THE BOLSHEVIKS DEAL WITH THEIR PROBLEMS (1917-24)? (a) Lack of majority support The Bolsheviks had nothing like majority support in the country as a whole. One problem therefore was how to keep themselves in power and yet allow free elections. One of Lenin’s first decrees nationalized all land, including former […]

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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917-1921 (Part-2)

THE TWO REVOLUTIONS: FEBRUARY /MARCH AND OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER 1917 The revolutions are still known in Russia as the February and October Revolutions. This is because the Russians were still using the old Julian calendar, which was 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar used by the rest of Europe. Russia adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. […]

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The Russian Revolution of 1917-21 (Part-1)

The Russian Revolution took place in 1917, during the final phase of World War I. It removed Russia from the war and brought about the transformation of the Russian Empire into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), replacing Russia’s traditional monarchy with the world’s first Communist state. The revolution happened in stages through two […]

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