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The Revolution of 1917-1921: Part IV

The Revolution of 1917-1921: Part IV Q. Prediction of Marx was a Communist Revolution in a country with a large industrial class, but why did it occur in an industrially backward country like Russia with relatively smaller industrial class? Ans: When Marx and Engels set forth the tenets of communism, they predicted that the proletarian […]

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The Russian Revolution of 1917-1921: Part III

The Russian Revolution of 1917-1921: Part III How successfully did Lenin and the Bolsheviks deal with their problems (1917-24)? 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 […]

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The Russian Revolution of 1917-1921: Part II

The Russian Revolution of 1917-1921: Part II The two Revolution: 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 […]

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The Russian Revolution of 1917-21: Part I

The Russian Revolution of 1917-21: Part I 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. […]

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