The Bolsheviks’ Red Army fought the white army of farmers, etc. against Lenin and his ways. Lenin and the Bolsheviks won and began to wean Russia of non-conforming parties eventually banning all non-communist as well as removing an assembly elected shortly after the Bolshevik’s gain of power. Lenin’s strict government, however, was about to get a lot stricter with his death in 1924. After the death of Lenin, his chief lieutenant Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin fought for control of the country.
What In Your View Is the Short term Significance of Leon Trotsky? Trotsky played a key role in the Bolshevik party, encouraging revolution, which saw the Bolsheviks gain power in 1917. He built up a strong Red Army during the civil war, used to ensure the survival of the Bolshevik government and was seen by many as the most likely candidate to take over as leader after Lenin’s death, showing the significance he was held in by Russians. However, evidence suggests that after Lenin’s death he lost his a considerable amount of power, eventually being exiled from the Communist party. In the short-term it is clear that Trotsky had a huge significance in the development of Russia, shown clearly through both his letters and documents, and the opinions of those close to Trotsky.
Lenin then proceeded to create the "New Economic Policy" that led The Soviet Union into an economic uprising, allowing individual businesses to price their own goods and services, also known as capitalism (http://www.bbc.co.uk). Even though Lenin was sometimes a ruthless yet remarkable politician, he was well respected by the people for leading them into this economic prosperity (http://www.pbs.org). Lenin revolutionary prowess in succeeding to overthrow the Russian government and putting into power his own inspired many other revolutionaries like Fidel Castro (http://www.pbs.org). Finally, his own respected reputation led Josef Stalin to "Photoshop" himself with Lenin to gain respect by the people of the Soviet Union. Lenin lead the newly created Bolshevik party to the success of the October Revolution, the success of the Civil war between the Mensheviks, the allied powers and the Russian people versus the Bolsheviks, the communist party, and he then proceeded to create the "New Economic Policy" that led the newly formed USSR into economic prosperity.
This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a prolonged event that deeply impacted Russia and the whole of Europe and the effects of which continue to be felt today. As the tsarist regime fell, Lenin and the Bolshevik Party entered Russia. They operated on a Marxist platform and operated quickly to “develop Russia in such a way as to spread social revolution throughout Europe and eventually the world.” Though their opponents were also Marxist the Bolsheviks were the most militant, least tolerant and most revolutionary. After toppling the remaining dictatorial powers during the October Revolution the Bolsheviks created multiple Soviets and disclosed all the secrets of the tsars, including the treatises that had been made with other countries. All of this was done in an effort to expose the corruption of the capitalist countries and the old regime.
Its newspaper, Iskra, founded in 1900, pushed for unity among the various factions. At the famous Congress o... ... middle of paper ... ...ntually the St. Petersburg Soviet lost its hold on the workers and the call for a general strike issued in November was a complete failure. Witte ordered the arrest of the president of the Soviet, Nosar, a Menshevik. A new committee is quickly formed, including Trotsky, which appeals to the armed forces and urges non-payment of taxes. Witte's response is to arrest the committee.
The Bolsheviks Revolution led to the demise of Russia as a world power because of the resulting up rise of communism, the Cold War and severe economic depression. There are three major reasons why the Bolshevik Revolution led to the demise of Russia as a world power with one of these reasons being the resulting up rise of communism. Vladimir Ilych Lenin planned an uprising of communism in Russia for more than twenty-five years. He finally planed an up rise on November 7,1917 because there was a meeting of the Congress of Soviets scheduled that day. Knowing that no one would dare to challenge him, he seized control of the capital and demanded peace, land reform and worker’s control of factories (Mestrovic 22).
The use of terror under Lenin 's rule was also highly effective in removing political dissidents and exerting Bolshevik authority through coercive measures like the Cheka and the Red Terror. The accumulation of these factors centred on Lenin 's leadership helped stamp Bolshevik power across the Soviet Union. Lenin’s pragmatic leadership was the most considerable factor in helping to fortify Bolshevik power. His willingness to take power in October/November 1917 and the successes of the move, through his right-hand man, Trotsky, was critical as it helped give him unquestioned authority within the party despite members of the Central Committee i.e. Zinoviev and Kamenev who suggested industrialisation needed to occur first.
As World War I was heading towards its end Russia was focusing on internal issues. Led by Vladimir Lenin the Bolsheviks embarked on a campaign against the war. Using propaganda which focused on trying to turn the allied troops against their officers Lenin looked to inspire a socialist revolution. The Bolsheviks were also fueled by the poor conditions of the Russian Army. Nicholas II, in a letter to his wife Alexandra, admitted the obstacles that the Russian Army faced, "Again that cursed question of shortage of artillery and rifle ammunition - it stands in the way of an energetic advance."
Lenin’s First step was to sign a peace treaty with Germany to pull Russian troops out of the war. The Bolshevik govern-ment was a dictatorship. Lenin had revolutionary antecedents His older brother, Alexander was plotting to murder Tsar Alexander and was executed leaving Lenin with hate toward the royal (Lerner). Lenin created the very first Communist state and declared Russia a Soviet republic. There were more people getting involved in this revolution, inspired by the Bolsheviks and Len-in’s over all ideas for Russia.
Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death in 1954. He is widely recognized as a dictator, an oppressor, and a ruthless ruler who took the Soviet Union from economic shambles to a superpower, but with the high cost of human sacrifice and his paranoia of opposition. Stalin saw himself as the natural successor of Leninism-Marxism, but in actuality he created a system of his own which did not go according to the philosophy of Karl Marx and Engels. Stalin’s early political career began just like everyone else who gained prominence in the Bolshevik takeover of the Russian Empire. Lenin had successfully launched his revolution in October, 1917 and became the leader of the Russian Communist Party until his death in January 1924.