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Vladimir Lenin And The Russian Era

- Vladimir Lenin “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” Vladimir Lenin lived an adventurous life full of determined goals. He was well educated and had radical plans to re-organize the Russian Empire. Although many did not support him, he was very successful in his works. During his rule he created a 3 year civil war that took many innocent lives, but he was still able to bring good out of it. Lenin was ruthless and did not care about the bridges he had to burn to achieve what he wanted....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Russia, World War I]

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Vladimir Lenin

- Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilich Lenin was born on May 4, 1870. In school, he was very bright, and enjoyed reading and writings of Goethe and Turgenev. Lenin’s father died of a cerebral hemorrhage and his brother was hung for plotting to assassinate Tsar Alexander III. Lenin was finally accepted to the Kazan University where he studied law. He was expelled, and later studied law on his own and passed the exam in first in a class of 124 people in 1891. In 1895, Lenin traveled to Switzerland to meet like minded Social Democrats....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays]

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Vladimir Lenin

- Vladimir Lenin and his Rise to Power      Eventually, empires and nations all collapse. The end can be brought about by many causes. Whether through becoming too large for their own good, being ruled by a series of out of touch men, falling behind technologically, having too many enemies, succumbing to civil war, or a combination: no country is safe. The Russia of 1910 was in atremendously horrible situation. She had all of these problems. Russia would not have existed by 1920 were it not for Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the only man capable of saving the failing nation....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays]

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Vladimir Lenin and The Red Terror

- Eventually, nations collapse and kingdoms fail, termination can occur through many causes. Whether through being ruled by a sequence of out of touch men, engaging in war, having too many enemies, or an amalgamation: no nation is safe. Russia in the year of 1910 was in an immensely horrible situation, she had all of these problems. If it was not for Vladimir IIich Lenin, Russia would not have existed by 1920. Throughout the February Revolution Lenin was living in exile. In April 1917, Lenin returned to Russia with the help of the Germans....   [tags: Historical Events, Russian Ruler]

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Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin

- Through the years, peace has been achieved in different ways, yet the manner in which it is accomplished has been endlessly debated about. Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin were two very different individuals who were raised in two different countries. Lenin was born and raised in Russia, and Wilson was born and raised in the United States. They each had their own ideas on how peace should be achieved, but they were alike in one way though; they were both important revolutionaries of the twentieth century....   [tags: History]

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Vladimir Lenin and Soviet Union Histoy

- Research Essay Vladimir Lenin officially took power of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic in 1917 with the Communist Party. The USSR broke into a civil war in 1918 occurring between the Red Army, consisting of Bolsheviks, and the White Army. The Red Army defeated the White Army by 1921 and the Communist Party gained complete power. Eventually the USSR was under War Communism, which further diminished its economy. After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Joseph Stalin took control of Russia in 1924. He considered himself a Marxist....   [tags: Soviet Union, World History, Socialism]

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The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin

- The next few years saw Lenin moving around Europe frantically. He hid out in Finland disguised as a farmer and popped back up in Geneva in 1908. At this time the tsarist began to exact revenge on the revolutions through “execution and exile” labeled the “black reaction.” Workers organizations were dissolved although Lenin vehemently continued to skillfully promote illegal and legal tactics within his Bolshevian congresses and the Duma. He desperately wanted to avoid compromise with the petty-bourgoise amd maintained the Bolshevik ideal of “workers, masses, proletariat, vanguard, and army.” Lenin continued to read radical literature and publish works promoting his vision....   [tags: capitalism, red guard, war]

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Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin

- Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin The most dedicated leader of the revolution, and future leader of the Bolshevik Party in Russia, was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. He was born in 1870 in Simbirsk, Russia, a small town on the Volga River, to a family of hereditary nobles that were not wealt but quite comfortable. Vladimir Ulyanov, who would later change his name to Lenin, was the third of seven children. His oldest brother, Aleksandr, was hanged in May of 1887 for having joined in a plot to kill Czar Alexander III....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Russian Revolution: Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin

- Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were the most important leaders in the Russian Revolution. Their strong beliefs and determination to their convictions motivated both men. They greatly influenced the political and philosophical outcomes of the Russian Revolution. Karl Marx was a brilliant man. He would analyze the thoughts and publications of the philosophers of his time. Intellectuals were not overly impressed by him. It wasn’t until after his death that his political, social, and economic writings and philosophies were sought after....   [tags: german ideology, communists]

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Vladimir Lenin

- Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin was the Bolshevik leader. He was a clever thinker and a practical man; he knew how to take advantage of events. When Lenin arrived in Russia, he issued a document called the April theses, promising ‘peace, bread, land and freedom’. He called for an end to the ‘Capitalist’ war, and demanded that power should be given to the soviets. He demanded a revolution against the Provisional Government as soon as possible....   [tags: Papers]

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Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin

- Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin In 1917 Lenin became the Russian dictator and is known nowadays as a Founder of Communism. Many events in his life have turned Lenin's attitude and changed him. In 1887, Lenin's brother was convicted of an attempted assassination on the Tsar and was consequently hanged for his crime. His brother's activity may have sparked Lenin's interest in revolutionary activity and radicalized him as at this time Lenin began studying the writings of Karl Marx and Chernoshevsky, who had as well socialistic beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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Lenin : Visionary Or Extremist

- Lenin: Visionary or Extremist Vladimir Lenin was a leading member of the Bolshevik Party, as well as a major player of global events during and after the Russian Revolution. As a key player in the political arena during events leading up to and past World War I, Lenin’s rise to power is of unparalleled significance. He changed many things, both in Russia and across the globe. While many view him as a monstrous figure, there were still several results of his reign that can be seen as good, at least in the long run....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Union, October Revolution]

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The Fall Of Lenin 's September Theses

- Lenin’s April Theses was staged after he return from exile. It is the first Communism manifestos in Russia, also one of the most decisive communism manifestos in world history. After the February Revolution, Tsar’s regime collapse. It is a politically unstable, economically backward, militarily week time for Russia. Lenin seizes this chance to establish a democratic republic which pass the power to proletariats, peasants and workers. Is he a true Socialist meant to form an equality socialist paradise or he wants a dictatorship regime for himself....   [tags: Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Communism, Soviet Union]

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How Significant Was Lenin 's Leadership? The Bolshevik Consolidation Of Power?

- ... As a result, issues of ‘Peace, Bread and Land’ were addressed through the issuing of a number of decrees in late 1917 including decrees on land, peace, Workers’ Rights as well as reforms to marriage and religion. These decrees under Lenin’s direction were essential in giving the Bolshevik party initial support to consolidate their power. Volkogonov highlights that after seizing power ‘all decisions were made by one consideration: to cling to power at any cost’ which was crucial to solidifying power 1917-18....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Communism]

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Lenin and His Relation to the Revolution

- Lenin and His Relation to the Revolution Lenin was the creator of the revolution as he was the one who influenced the starting of communist ideas and also the one who helped remove the Tsar. However, Lenin was the saviour because he helped encourage new ideas and courses of action, bringing the revolution back to life. Lenin was also the destroyer of the revolution because his ideas never came true and it was the fact that he never forced any of these ideas into action that caused the revolution to break down....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays]

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Rule of Lenin vs the Tsar

- Rule of Lenin vs the Tsar The beginning of the 20th century saw a great change in the political structure of Russia. A country once lead under an autocracy leadership was suddenly changed into a communist state over night. Dictatorship and communism are at separate ends of the political spectrum but as this study so clearly shows both involve the oppression of society and a strict regime in which people are unable to voice there opinions without vicious threats and action from the government....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays]

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Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

- Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, later known as Lenin was a key figure in European history. Lenin led the Bolsheviks (which later became known as communists) to overthrow the Russian Tsar, and to bring socialism to Russia. Lenin introduced Communism to Russia. This changed the history for Russia as well as the rest of Europe, and to this day has had a huge effect on the Russian economy. Lenin's impact on Europe and Russia consisted of him applying Marxist ideas, which later led to complete Communism, and a threat to Europe and the rest of world....   [tags: Papers]

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Lenin's Revolution

- Lenin's Revolution At the start of the 20th century, the ruling Tsar of Russia had absolute power and his Government was corrupt, hence, the majority of the people were against him. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks Socialist Party wanted a revolution to overthrow the Government. Relative to these times, it was Lenin who directed the course of the oncoming Russian October Revolution. The outbreak of the unrest, in January 1905, found Lenin anxious to set down a novel strategy for revolution: the need for the proletariat (the working class) to win "hegemony" in the democratic revolution....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays]

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Biography Of Kuzma Petrov Vodkin ( 1878-1939 )

- ... In response, the Russian Civil War broke out in the summer of that same year and would last well into 1920. Similarly the modern art world of this time was in transformation. Symbolism was slowly dissipating in by 1910, this movement upheld that art should reflect an emotion or an idea rather than represent the natural world in the objective, quasi-scientific manner. The symbolic value or meaning of a work of art stemmed from the recreation of emotional experiences in the viewer through color, line and composition....   [tags: Russia, October Revolution, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Russian Civil War And The Revolution Of 1917

- ... Because landowners were entitled to decide which part of their holdings they would sell to the newly emancipated serfs, the best land was kept for the themselves and the serfs got the leftovers. While the landowners were granted financial compensation for what they gave up, the compensation that the landowners received was far beyond the worth of the properties they actually sold. Serfs were required to purchase plots from their owners but were not given the opportunity to pick their property because further restrictions prevented them from leaving their localities....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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Joseph Stalin And The Soviet Revolution

- Joseph Stalin At the start of the 20th century, Russia began to rapidly change. The Czarist autocracy that was previously in place was overthrown and the most influential family, the Romanovs, were no more. The Russian Revolution was soon in full swing and people were needed to take charge. One of the leader who emerges as a result of this is Joseph Stalin. Starting out as a simple countryside peasant, he quickly rose to a position of power. Eventually reaching the position of dictator, he implemented new policies that would further industrialize Russia as well as further progressing his goal of having total control over the Russian people....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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World War II Most Important Leaders

- From industrializing a nation to killing millions, many leaders’ actions are quite different from each other. This is true for Mussolini, Stalin, Truman, Churchill and Hitler; leaders we often hear about in history that took various actions while in power. Even though some of these leaders made decisions that took their peoples’ rights away, they all helped their country in some way. Stalin industrialized the USSR, Hitler saved Germany’s economy, Truman ended the bloody war, and Churchill was a big part of the Nazi defeat. Joseph Stalin was the communist dictator of the Soviet Union....   [tags: hitler, mussolini, stalin, vladimir lenin]

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The Beginning Of The 1905 Revolution

- ... This seemed to be the case after the October Manifesto that gave more civil liberties and extended suffrage for the Duma elections, and gave the Duma the right to enact laws and was no longer purely advisory. The industrial strikes dissipated as the masses were content with the changes made by the Tsar. The closeted the 1905 revolution came to having the right fuel to topple the autocracy was the December insurgency, lead by the Social Democrats, which was started as a strike for an 8 hour work day which turned into an armed insurgence after the leaders of the movement were arrested....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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George Orwell 's Animal Farm

- ... ”Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willingdon. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal. Kennels Supplied.’ Do you not understand what that means. They are taking Boxer to the knacker’s!’ A cry of horror burst from all the animals. At this moment the man on the box whipped up his horses and the van moved out of the yard at a smart trot. All the animals followed, crying out at the tops of their voices.(Orwell, George, Animal Farm, New York: Harcourt , Brace & Co,1946. Print) ” At this point....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Bolshevik Revolution Was Inevitable

- Vladimir Lenin once stated “A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution” this implies that the conditions have to be right for a revolution to be successful. During and before the Bolshevik Revolution these conditions were set up perfectly for a revolution to happen. The Bolshevik Revolution did not just occur during the October Revolution it did not happen over night it was a building of events that lasted from the end of the tsar empire up to the civil war....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Russia]

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Revolutions That Changed The World

- Major HIST 1109 – Revolutions that Changed the World Essay "The so-called October Revolution of 1917 was the triumph of Lenin, not of Marx." The Russian Revolution serves as one of the most fascinating examples of fundamental political change occurring in contemporary history. The change from a Tsarist regime led under Nicholas the Second through to a new Marxist socialist society led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik vanguard took place within a year, and radically changed ideas of politics and existence for many Russians....   [tags: Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Socialism, Communism]

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Marxism And The Soviet Union

- Marxism has been and continues to be an ideology that many aspire to achieve in its purest form. Often, this aspiration manifests in the form of political parties that appeal to the masses through a shared feeling of injustice, exploitation and a need for change. This application of the communist state has differed from case to case and has adapted itself to create different versions of itself (Leninist Marxism, Mao-Marxism etc). A comparative discussion of these applications reveals important similarities and differences in the structure of socialist states....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik]

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Russia And The Russian Revolution

- ... As the top of the leadership totem-pole experienced many military and economic disasters, the middle class, aristocrats, peasants, soldiers, and workers grew more frustrated with the regime. These individuals took matters into their own hands by assassinating Rasputin, who was a Siberian holy man peasant who was close to Nicholas’s wife. However, the assassination was too late because the Russian government collapsed in the first weeks of March 1917. At the beginning of March 1917, a series of strikes broke out in the capital of Petrograd....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin]

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Marxism and Leninism

- Marxism and Leninism According to most historians, “history is told by the victors”, which would explain why most people equate communism with Vladimir Lenin. He was the backbone of Russia’s communist revolution, and the first leader of history’s largest communist government. It is not known, or discussed by most, that Lenin made many reforms to the original ideals possessed by many communists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He revised Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles’ theories to fit the so-called ‘backwardness’ of the Russian Empire....   [tags: Communism, Vladimir Lenin, Russia, Revolution]

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Communism During The Russian Revolution Of 1917

- ... Communism is an idea about the order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and characterized by the absence of social classes, money, and the state, as well as a social, political, and economic ideology and movement that aims to establish this social order. Communism became huge in 1903 in Russia by the Bolsheviks and they were led by Vladimir I. Lenin. Vladimir Lenin was born on April 22, 1924 in Simbirsk Russia. Lenin read revolutionary books like Das Kapital by Karl Marx and What is To Be Done....   [tags: Communism, Vladimir Lenin, Marxism, Soviet Union]

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Joseph Stalin : A Communist Leader Of The Soviet Union

- Joseph Stalin is known for being a ruthless, communist leader of the Soviet Union. But many people are unaware about aspects of his life, other than being a dictator. Joseph Stalin actually chose to become a Bolshevik revolutionary after coming across Vladimir Lenin’s writings, when he was in a theological seminary. In addition to partaking in crimes, he also was an editor. Being the first editor of the Bolshevik daily, Lenin started to admire Stalin’s editing. One Soviet historian came across edited copy, made by Stalin, of the manuscript on Otto von Bismarck, at the time Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were allies....   [tags: Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Is Not A Flawless Machine

- ... Driven by his desire to spark socialism in Russia, Lenin strongly opposed this move, a point made fairly clear in his piece entitled “April Thesis,” when he calls for “No support for the Provisional Government” but rather support for a government system ran by the masses. And with his October Revolution, Lenin set out to do just that. This uprising marks the official beginning of Lenin’s rash and hasty upheaval of the Russian government. As Michael Kort writes in his book, The Soviet Colossus, “The final debate – over the precise timing of the [October Revolution] – Lenin actually lost....   [tags: Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Union, Socialism]

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Stalin 's Influence On The World Of The Jews

- Throughout the course of history, there has been an enormous amount of villainous humans, some worse than others and each one with a plan to dominate and destroy. Adolf Hitler, Vlad Dracula, Attila the Hun, Ivan the Terrible - all people who ruled with a bloody, iron fist. Joseph Stalin is also among these heinous beings. Stalin had a similar plan as that of Adolf Hitler: to rid the world of the Jews. Stalin’s schemes included the movement of himself to a higher position in the political system, the collectivization movement, the ordering of systematic massacres, and the overall modernization of the country....   [tags: Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin]

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Movie Analysis : Man With A Movie Camera

- The Bolshevik Revolution was a defining turning point in Russian history. This overall revolution consisted of two individual revolutions in 1917 which resulted in the overthrow of the Tsarist government and the formation of a socialist society led by Vladimir Lenin’s radical Bolsheviks. For a moment with such enormous weight like the Bolshevik Revolution, there will be various interpretations on the true results of that moment and the meaning and value of these results. The film Man with a Movie Camera deals with the results of the Bolshevik Revolution and the early Soviet Society it birthed as it utilizes footage of one day in this early Soviet Union, thus making it worthy of examination....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Close-up, Bolshevik]

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Animal Farm, By George Orwell

- In George Orwell historical novel, Animal Farm, satires the Russian Revolution that power corrupts individuals. Orwell recollected major events during his past experience of the Russian Revolution in a novel, Animal Farm. Notably, when Orwell created,” a farm society of animals at the end of World War II during a period of authoritarian power and government propaganda”(Turley). This novel reflects events during the Russian Revolution. He uses the novel as a reference for people to be wary of the corruption in governments in order to persuade people that power is too baneful to be controlled....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Animal Farm, Russia]

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The French And French Revolutions

- Revolutions have always been linked to social injustice brought on by classism and the imbalance economic responsibility. Despotism was present throughout Europe for decades before the people filled the streets fighting for reformation in policy, particularly those that have a direct effect on everyday living conditions. Anger and disdain was at the center of both the French and Russian Revolutions. In the years leading up to these events, the bulk of the population in the region of Europe were overworked peasants....   [tags: Socialism, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Marxism]

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Russian History

- The Soviet Union has had numerous leaders throughout it’s existence as a country. However, there are a few leaders that will forever be in Russian history books and lectures. Among those leaders who have had the largest influence on the Soviet Union are; Vladimir Lenin, Peter the Great, Alexander Kerensky, and Joseph Stalin to name a few. While all of the leaders are interesting and have influence on Russia, this research paper will specifically focus on Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin lead the Soviet Union for over 20 years and he certainly had a unique way of doing so....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Peter the Great]

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The Great Terror Of 1936

- I know you 've heard of a terrible and cruel dictator taking over and killing anything and everything that gets in his way of what he wants, but you might not have heard of this tragic and historic event. The Great Terror, also known as The Blood Purges of 1936 to 1938, was a series of horrific and barbaric assassinations based on the actions of Joseph Stalin. The purges began in October 1936 and ended in November 1938. The Great Terror occurred in the Soviet Union, but mainly in the city of Moscow....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Great Purge]

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The Russian Revolutions Of 1917 And The French Beginning

- The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the French beginning in 1789 were more similar than many would expect. In both revolutions, the unhappy oppressed people wanting more political rights, the use of terror in and attempt to force the people to join them, and the struggle of power in the country during the transition. The February Revolution in Russian occurred for many reasons, some being that Russia was losing WWI, there was a weak Czar in power, and that the people lacked of political rights....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin]

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The During The Russian Civil War

- ... In the view of workers, especially the older skilled workers, these policies reminded them of the pre-war order. As a result of worsening working conditions the party-worker relationship, which was already poor, continued to decline until workers began to openly oppose the state. The older skilled workers along with peasant and female workers, who were brought in to replace those who joined the Red Army, organized strikes. The Party also faced internal factions like the Workers’ Opposition. The Workers’ Opposition, who supported the growing trade union movement that opposed the party line, lobbied the Party on behalf of the workers....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Marxism]

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Russia And The Soviet War

- ... However what was vital of Lenin’s NEC was it brought stability to the economy and allowed the soviet people to recover from the consequences of the war, civil war and government negligence. By 1924 the policies of NEC brought about recovery to Russia economy, which allowed Stalin to lay down his 5 year plan. The Bolshevik revolution also brought about political change. After the abdication of the autocratic tsar government, the Bolshevik party set up the one party communist state which brought a complete totalitarian government....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Russia]

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The Russian Tsardom Of 1860

- The Russian Tsardom of 1860 was increasingly desperate of reforms and more so the creation of an Imperium was necessary since western historian and soviet scholar believed that the feudal world was becoming inevitable. In fact, researchers such as Smith have shrewdly pointed that within the soviet culture and achievement of reforms of the 1860s; have been less highly valued than in our bourgeois world 176. The great reforms aimed at balancing interests of different social groups – feudalism even though this failed and in fact, capitalism took place....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Marxism]

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The Bolshevik Revolution And The Soviet Revolution

- ... The Russian army suffered through multiple deaths and losses of artillery supplies. Also, Russia faced a dearth in utilization skills to counter its losses, but more prominently, Russia lacked a good leader. Tsar Nicholas II had complete control over the bureaucracy and the army, yet he refused to share his power (“Russian Revolution”). During the summer of 1915, the Duma (Russian parliament), demanded a new form of government with democratic values that would respond to the people’s needs (Rosenberg)....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Soviet Revolution Of 1917

- After the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Revolution of 1917, the working class, or the proletariat would see a vast augmentation in influence as well as perceived social standing due to a rising Communist leadership. Under the disciple of Marxist Socialism that the Revolution sought to further, the proletariat comes together and revolts against an oppressive ruling class; the outcome of this social revolution is a new government concerned with interests of the working class. After the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s rise to power, and the consequent degradation of the bourgeois [otherwise referred to as the ‘old intelligentsia’] led to a Cultural Revolution that focused on scrapping bourgeois...   [tags: Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Union]

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Marx 's Theory Of Socialism

- Marx communicates here every single central component of socialism. To start with, man produces in a joined, not aggressive way; he delivers soundly and in an unalienated way, which implies that he brings creation under his control, rather than being ruled by it as by some visually impaired force. This unmistakably avoids an idea of socialism in which man is controlled by an administration, regardless of the fact that this organization leads the entire state economy, as opposed to just a major partnership....   [tags: Capitalism, Marxism, Communism, Vladimir Lenin]

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Communist Government Faced Severe Economic And Political Challenges

- ... Labour discipline meant that Russia could get the maximum recourses out of Russia to help deal with the crisis they were facing. As part of War Communism meant that industries were nationalised meaning that all industry was now government owned. Managers in the factories were replaced with well-paid specialists, who knew how to run the industry. This was a series of components of War Communism which Lenin put in place to help solve the political and economic challenges facing them from the Civil War....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx]

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The Revolutionary War : A Communist Utopia

- ... The changes he made to Marx 's theory is the first proof of his pragmatic approach to Communism. Lenin believed three aspects were vital in evolving Russia into a Communist state; the natures of the party, the revolution and the government. In his works, "What is to be done?", "Imperialism: The Highest stage of Capitalism" and "The State and Revolution," he outlines that the party must be small and centralised, the revolution would start during conflict in an under-devolved country and described how the state would be post-revolution....   [tags: Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Communism, Soviet Union]

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Communist War And Its Effects On The World War II

- In 1918 War Communism was introduced by Lenin which main focus was to nationalise all industry and put all their efforts into the war. This meant for the peasants that any extra grain they grew they would have taken away and distributed among urban workers and Red Army soldiers. In May 1918 Food Supplies Dictatorship was set up to forcibly requisition grain; the peasants began to resent Lenin as he had promised “all land to the people”. However because most peasants were able to secure the privately owned land via The Land Decree of 1917 the majority of peasants had a stronger economic stance therefore were able to resist requisitioning and in the process many had left the Mir and had secu...   [tags: Soviet Union, Communism, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Revolution Of The Soviet Union

- The interwar period was one of dramatic political changes. Following the first World War, all of the involved parties were struggling with what role they wanted to play globally. Because much of the war was fought to expand or defend imperial interests, these governments had to choose if they were going to continue the same policies that helped led to the war or if they wished to pursue other approaches. Perhaps the country that saw some of the greatest changes was the new Soviet Union that formed from the ashes of the old Russian Empire....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, World War I]

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Stalin 's Lack Of Power And Leadership

- ... More notably in the trial, however, was the conviction and subsequent execution of Stalin’s key Rightist rival, the universally well-liked Bukharin, who was tried on the basis of several murders, including Lenin’s in 1918. This charge, although absurd, as Lenin had himself referred to Bukharin affectionately as the party’s “Golden Boy”, and as “Bukharchik” , was massively effective in removing Bukharin’s influence in the party and to regular citizens. This removal of oppositional influence from Bukharin was significant Stalin’s bid for his preservation of leadership, as Bukharin was the party’s chief theoretician , and had “control of the party’s chief publications” , including the Pravd...   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Union, Great Purge]

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Soviet Union Into A New Era Of Socialist Construction

- After the destruction left by the civil war and the economic inequality of the New Economic Policy (NEP), Stalin prepared to push the Soviet Union into a new era of ‘socialist construction’. Launched in 1928 the First Five Year Plan outlined the expansion and targets of Soviet industry, while pledging great advances for the Soviet people. In 1933, the Second Five Year Plan followed the first, by which time the structure of industrialized Soviet society had been set. John Scott’s Behind the Urals depicts Soviet life in 1933 Magnitogorsk and provides insight into Soviet society after the First Five Year Plan....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin]

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Stalin And Napoleon Rid Of Competition

- ... . . and in his revolutionary fervor” (English). Snowball aims to improve the animals on the farm by educating them and ensuring that all animals, regardless of the level of intelligence, would understand the seven commandments of Animal Farm. His removal by Napoleon, however, proves that only force results in securing power, not spirit. Trotsky lives on as “a symbol of what might’ve been. This was the true son the Revolution; the true heir to Lenin” (English). While Snowball and Trotsky are remembered for their promising objectives and leadership skills, Napoleon and Stalin conjure up lies that expose their enemies in a negative light to eliminate any affinity that public might have towa...   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Animal Farm]

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Trotsky And The Bolshevik Consolidation Period

- ... Trotsky’s impact on the development of the socialist state began during the 1905 revolution where he became, “one of the revolution’s most inspiring public speakers” (Robert Service, A History in Modern Russia) and organised strike movements and armed revolts. This allowed Trotsky to emerge as key political figure in the 1917 revolution as he had gained the support of the working class. Trotsky’s role in 1917 Revolution, to a large extent, had the most meaningful impact on his time as it facilitated the rise of socialist Russia which has shaped the twentieth century....   [tags: Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Union]

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Russia During The Twentieth Century

- ... In this perception, the Bolsheviks had gained victory not from popular support, but through the use of brutal force as well as Lenin being able to take advantage of the anarchy of Russia 's dismal period leading up to and including the war era. The revolution was driven by human agencies of the elite and the masses where merely there as spectators. This Bolshevik illegitimacy is brought to bear, by them only managing to secure twenty five percent of the general vote and followed this up by dissolving the constitutional assembly as Lenin viewed them being a threat to him maintaining power, and thus, enforcing the traditionalist view of Bolshevism being merely a stepping stone to the cre...   [tags: Soviet Union, Communism, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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Stalin 's ' Utopia '

- Healey Cayabyab English 22 Professor Eastwood 11/12/14 Stalin’s “Utopia” Communism, as Karl Marx puts it, is a world where everyone is equal, where there are no social class, where there are no private ownership, where work is used only to produce the necessities, the people are under a control in which allows them to be on the same level as everyone else. What Stalin wanted to do was create and fulfill the governmental system of Karl Marx and create and envision the utopia that Karl Marx was led to believe....   [tags: Soviet Union, Communism, Vladimir Lenin, Russia]

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Analysis Of Stalin 's ' Western Civilization '

- Zhang,1 Chris Zhang 5/19/15 Western Civilization Balazs Thesis Based Essay Draft Born into a poor family, raised in a hapless town, Iosif Vissarionich Stalin had only a minimal education. However, Stalin possessed a burning faith in destiny of social revolution, and an extremely strong determination to play a prominent role in it. His rise to power was brutal and audacious, but under his leadership, the Soviet Union’s military and political power became a force that few could match. Even so, Stalin’s rule was tyrannical and despotic, becoming responsible for over 20 million people’s lives....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin]

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Role Of Propaganda As Fiction And Non Fiction

- Samir Jhajj Ms. Gill ENG2D0-E 28 November 2015 Role of Propaganda in Fiction and Non-fiction “Propaganda is ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated to help a cause, political leader, or a government” (Merriam-Webster). Squealer from Animal Farm is “a clever pig who could turn “black into white”. Throughout the novel, he serves as Napoleon’s mouthpiece and Minister of Propaganda” (Character Analysis Squealer 4). “Joseph Stalin is the dictator of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) from 1929 to 1953....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Saint Petersburg]

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The Greatest Minds Of The Victorian Era

- ... As the war went on these views started to change as the men involved realized they were all in the same muddy hole going through the same hardships; giving birth to many things from their own language 'trench slang ' many of the words are still in use in British slang today (The Whipers times,1916). With a death toll of 10,000 in single battles many men from both social classes were killed or maimed with many of the working class men playing the role of the cannon fodder due to their large numbers and the upper class often being majors or commanders, their poor choices in tactics along with the soul destroying environment of these men the poor started to question this authority leading...   [tags: Social class, Vladimir Lenin, Working class]

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Joseph Stalin And The Soviet Union

- Joseph Stalin was born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili, which he later took the name Stalin, meaning “man of steel.” Stalin was an only child and had grown up poor. This lead to him being kicked out of school and becoming more and more interested in Russian politics.Joseph Stalin later became an important person in the future of the Soviet Union as the future dictator. Though Stalin did some great and possibly wonderful things during his years as dictator of the Soviet Union, he still did many more horrible things to outweigh the good that he did.The myth that Joseph Stalin had been a good leader and done more good than harm during his 24 year rule as dictator is false....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Red Army, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Bolshevik Revolution And The Revolution

- ... These advances Richard Stites states are, “the right to form legal societies, engage in charity work, and even gaining the ability to take colligate level classes.” (165). Even with these substantial advances made by women there was still work to be done in truly creating equality between men and women. Between 1905 and 1917 women had been working trying to emerge in the political space to no avail. As a results all soviet women lived without suffrage. The need for representation in government only gave more headway to the feminist movement....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Woman]

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The Russian Revolution Of 1917

- Another one of the changes that took place during this time period was the social change that came along with the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Russian Revolution of 1917 was inspired by Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, which brought to the attention of its readers “the dark mood of the political and social landscape of Europe [and outlined the bases for a] socialist revolution” (The Rise of Socialism (Overview)). According to Nadis, this call was answered with the Russian Revolution of 1917 when “the imperial rule of the czars of the Romanov dynasty [was overturned by the working class] and [thus creating] the world’s first communist state.” (Russian Revolution (Overview))....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx]

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George Orwell 's Animal Farm

- In 1945 George Orwell published his allegorical novel, Animal Farm. Although this satire primarily addressed the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, Orwell’s larger critique was at the root of totalitarianism. Through the destruction of the Soviet myth, Orwell hoped to revive socialist movements and expose the dangers of propaganda in a enlighten society. Many present ideas are expressed about culture and place that depict the time period of the represented in Animal Farm. Cultural ideas such as tyranny replacing tyranny, totalitarianism, class warfare and language as power are portrayed throughout the novel....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Union, Animal Farm]

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Lenin Followed Marxism, Stalin Did Not

- Marxism was defined by a man named Karl Marx and his associate Fredrich Engels. Basically, Marxism is defined as a conflict theory, as Marx said that society is separated by a conflict between the rich and the poor. Today, when one thinks about Marx’s philosophy, he is often tied as an enemy to Capitalism due to his ties to Communism. Although he did layout the foundry to Communism as we know it, he never saw it to be how it is today. He saw it as a way for social egalitarianism; Equality for the poor and rich (the Proletariat and Bourgeoisie); a classless society....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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Comparing the Ideology of Lenin and Stalin

- Compare and contrast the ideologies and the political and economic practice of Lenin and Stalin. Every state is based upon and driven by some ideology. Imperial Russia was based upon autocratic absolutism for over 400 years. Following the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, a new era dawned upon Russia. For the next 36 years she would be in the hands of two men that would attempt to apply a new, vastly different creed in ruling and transforming this country. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, as the leader of the Bolshevik party, ruled Russia from October 1917 till his death in January 1924....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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The Importance of Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin to the Communist Dictatorship in Russia

- Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin were all important in bringing the Communist Dictatorship in Russia from 1917 - 1939. All three of them wouldn't be able to make progresses without each other. The basement or a trigger to communism in Russia was Lenin as he was the organizer. He has been studying Marxism and Socialism for many years and in the result he has brought the October Revolution in 1917 to Russia. In addition Lenin has written many books in order to spread the idea of communism....   [tags: Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin]

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Lenin Followed the Marxist Ideology More Closely than Stalin

- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels concocted the idea of Marxism, or Communism, in the mid-1800s, and this philosophy was one of the most influential ideologies of the time period, influencing many European political leaders such as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov and Joseph Stalin. This brings up a question that historians have disputed for decades: who followed the Marxist policy more closely: Stalin or Lenin. Even though the rules of Stalin and Lenin were both based off of the concept of Communism, Lenin added on to it in the interest of the Russian people while Stalin modified parts of it to his personal benefit....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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Lenin - Origins of Revolution

- In 1917 the Bolshevik’s overthrew the Provisional Government causing Lenin to be elected chairman of the new government under Bolshevik rule. Russia was the first state to be under socialist rule in the world. Lenin was able to defeat a weak government and seize power. Lenin, with the help of Leon Trotsky, led the Bolsheviks into a new age in Russian history. The two halted any opposition set on conquering them after they took power. They defeated the “White Army”, consisting of anyone who opposed the Bolshevik government....   [tags: Bolshevik, Russia, Leon Trotsky]

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Lenin's Revolution: From Marxism to Leninism

- As the Russian Revolution rose in 1917, so did a new political force known as Communism. When the Czarist autocracy was overthrown, there was now a need for a new government to rule Russia. After the abdication of the Russian throne and a civil war between the Bolsheviks (Red Army) and the Russian Republic (White Army), the Bolsheviks came out victorious and established themselves as the ruling party of Russia. Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin, preached Karl Marx’s infamous pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto because he believed Communism was the ideal political system for Russia....   [tags: History, Communism]

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The Impact of Lenin on Russia and the Russian People

- The Impact of Lenin on Russia and the Russian People Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (a.k.a Lenin) was born in 1870, into a middle class family. In the year 1887 when Lenin was 17 his elder brother Alexandra was executed for conspiring to assassinate the tsar. Lenin who was already well educated and fond of reading and writing was encouraged to enter politics to make changes and to somehow avenge his brothers' death. The long term effects of this were that Lenin would later become one of the great revolutionary leaders of all time....   [tags: Papers]

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Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party

- Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party For many years, Tsars had ruled Russia through the generations, being autocrats and dictators. These ways of living had been present in the country for hundreds of years, but in the late 1800s, new and different ideas were evolving, and there was an obvious change in political philosophies. There was the Marxist view, produced by Karl Marx, which believed that the state should own property and the means of production, not the wealthiest classes....   [tags: Papers]

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Lenin's New Economic Policy: A Study of Short and Long Term Viability

- The New Economic Policy instituted by Vladimir Lenin in 1922 was seen as a necessary evil in order to maintain power in the Soviet Union. While most historians agree with Lenin’s assessment and believe that without the change the entire Soviet economy would have collapsed there is a wide range of thoughts on the true effectiveness of the NEP. This paper will look at the progression of the NEP and the differing views Bolshevik leaders had on it as well as the perceived effectiveness of the limited free market policies adopted by these socialist leaders....   [tags: Russian History]

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Lenin's Contribution to Marxism up to 1905 and the Consequences

- Lenin's Contribution to Marxism up to 1905 and the Consequences Karl Marx was a German philosopher who wrote the Communist Manifesto, which encouraged workers to unite and seize power by revolution. His views became known as Marxism and influenced the thinking of socialists throughout Europe in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marx believed that history was evolving in a series of stages towards a perfect state - Communism. These stages started with Feudalism - with the aristocrats controlling politics....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Communism: Marx, Engles, Lenin, and Stalin

- Karl Marx never saw his ideals and beliefs, as the founding father of communist thought, implemented in the world and society because he died in 1883.1 The communist ideology did not rise to power until the beginning of the 20th century. Then it would be implemented and put into practice in the largest country in the world producing a concept that would control half of the world’s population in less than 50 years. The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, searched for a perfect society living in equality and united in freedom....   [tags: Communism Essays]

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Social Conflict and Social Relations: The Marxism Approach

- Introduction Marxism is an approach of societal evaluation that targets societal conflict and class-relations making use of a materialist explanation of historical development, along with a dialectical view of social remodeling. Marxist evaluation uses economic and socio-political examination and applies it to the investigation and evaluation of the development of capitalism and the role of class struggle in systemic economic change (Walicki, 1997). Marxism develops on a materialist knowledge of societal advancement, taking as its starting point the necessary economic activities needed by human society to take care of their subsistence (McLellan, 2007)....   [tags: lenin, revolutionary party]

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End of World War I Led to World War II

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- Economics mark complexity, innovation, and rehabilitation of a nation. The economy of a nation precedes the turning point towards enhancement or inferiority. “Marxism-Leninism, the communist philosophy of Vladimir Lenin, refines Karl Marx' philosophy with three parts. First, revolution must be violent to succeed; second, revolution is possible because of large peasant and laboring classes; and third, revolution must be controlled by a group of dedicated revolutionaries who will not sell out the revolution before it is completed”("Marxism-Leninism")....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Lenin]

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Lenin and Stalin's Impacts on Russia

- Lenin and Stalin had many characteristics in common, but many marked differences. Lenin’s character had many key strengths. One of his major strengths was that he was a great intellectual. Indeed Lenin was one of the leading Russian writers and thinkers of the period publishing many works. Lenin was unquestionably brilliant and a great organiser. He was also exceptionally hard working and one hundred percent dedicated to his cause. He had this natural ability to “seize the moment”....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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The Policies of Lenin and Stalin

- Identified within this study is the argument that whilst many of Lenin’s theories and practices were continued under Stalin, many were in fact developed and extended to new levels, possibly reflecting different motives: what Pipes refers to as Stalin’s ‘personality of excesses’. Although for many years, numerous historians including both members of the Western school of thought (such as Pipes), along with the official Soviet historians of the time believed that Stalin was the natural heir of Lenin, opinions have changed with time....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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A Comparison of Lenin and Stalin

- "A great luck for Russia was that at the times of hardships she was headed by such a genius and talented commander as Joseph Stalin." W. Churchill Stalin was a man of extraordinary energy, erudition and a powerful will. Him even I, a person taught by the Parliament, could not counter. W. Churchill “Stalin is the Lenin of today,” said a popular propaganda slogan of the thirties and the forties. The situation has changed drastically since that time; people’s opinion of Stalin has changed in light of the new facts that came out during the course of history....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]

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