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    Triumph of the Bolsheviks In order to gain total control of the Soviet State, Lenin and the Bolsheviks made commitments to several acts, which, by far, did not please most of their political opponents. They mistreated various soviet members, made allies which the main population of Russia were discontent with, lacked support because of their unfair participation in elections and were responsible for many economic declines. This led to many arduous problems in which the Bolsheviks had to go through

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    Who were the Bolsheviks and what did they stand for?The word Bolshevik means a person in the majority, as opposed to Mensheviks, a person as a minority. Bolshevism was a dissenting movement within Russian Marxism before World War I, which eventually became the founding political party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevism). The group originated at the party’s second congress, 1903 when Lenin’s followers, insisted that party membership be restricted to professional revolutionaries. They often spend their

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    The Success of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 Part 1 Karl Marks was not Russian and he died 34 years before the Russian revolution, he was a German who spent most his life in England. He worked as a journalist but wrote books on history, religion, economics, society, and philosophy. Marx hated the system of capitalism because he thought that it was capitalism that had produced the problems of industry, poor living conditions and the social gap of the rich and poor. He thought that the

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    Seizure of Power by the Bolsheviks in 1917 How did the Bolsheviks seize power of the Russia Empire in 1917? They were able to do this as a result of taking advantage of the current political and social situations in the country at the time. Through such decisions as disbanding the army and siding with the majority, the peasants, though such promises as land, food, equality and peace. Through such events Lenin was able to take full control for the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks started off, in 1903

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    The Bolsheviks and the Tragedy of the October Revolution The majority of the people are with us. The majority of the working and oppressed people all over the world are with us. Ours is the cause of justice. Our victory is assured."1 "October was a classic coup d'état, the capture of governmental power by a small minority, carried out-without mass engagement."2 The October Revolution was perhaps the most momentous event of the twentieth century. It led to the creation of the Soviet Union

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    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. To say the Bolshevik Revolution was inevitable is to give a name to a revolution that was due in time by the working people and the peasants. Thus I am referring to the Bolsheviks as a peasant and working

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    Bolsheviks' Power 1917-1924 The Bolsheviks were a communist party, after the tsar, who believed that all classes in society should be fair and equal. Therefore they wanted to demolish the elites and the bourgeois and distribute their land and money amongst the workers and the peasants. The Bolsheviks were prepared to use any means to retain power and their slogan became 'all power to the soviets'. When the results of the constituent assembly were revealed the SR's (Social Revolutionaries)

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    Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party From 1902 Lenin had been fighting to build a revolutionary workers party, he was expelled from university for writing pamphlets and supporting strikes. Even when Lenin worked abroad, he was always trying to help the revolution along, but without being arrested. In 1893 Lenin moved to St Petersburg, where he joined a growing Marxist circle, then 1985 he helped to create a marxist working class organisation. Lenin was soon arrested

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    Bolshevik Criticisms of Tsarist Russia At the beginning of the 19th century, Russia functioned under an autocratic monarchical system. The monarch at this time was Tsar Nicholas II, who lacked the leadership skills of his father and was unintelligent although some historians believe that he was a "conscientious hard worker". He had autocratic power over the country and he had the final word on all matters. Around this time, Marxism was growing across Europe. This has been largely accredited

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    Bolsheviks' Seizure of Power in 1917 There are many factors that help explain how and why the Bolsheviks managed to seize power in 1917. It was a combination of long and short term causes that together, created a revolution. The political system itself was long overdue for reform, but with a weak Tsar, the economic and social conditions became worse and worse. In 23 years, Nicholas II dropped from the glorious ‘Little Father of Russia’ to prisoners of his own country, hatred and despised

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