Bolshevik Party Essays

  • Bolshevik Party Essay

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    The Bolshevik Party's Success in the USSR 1917-1924 "A small, unpopular party whose success was due solely to the determination of the leader to seize power" This assessment of the party is based around one of many views on how the Bolsheviks gained power and consolidated their rule. This particular

  • Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party

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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

  • Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party

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    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

  • The Rise of the Bolshevik Party

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    The Rise of the Bolshevik Party On the night of October 25, 1917, the Bolshevik Party of Russia seized control of the Winter Palace in Petrograd without firing a single shot. However, this silent successful opportunity had been in the works for many years. The Bolshevik party rose to power in Russia by giving in to the needs of the people, having superb organizational skills, and their ability to take advantage of a weak provisional government, especially after the Kornilov Affair took

  • French and Russian Revolutions

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    did in 1905. But the army joined the revolt and the Czar was kicked out of power soon afterwards. A temporary government was set up to decide on what kind of government Russia was gonna set up. Two political parties were set up. The Bolsheviks were one of the two. The leader of the Bolshevik party was a man named Lenin. Lenin was a firm believer of the theories and ideas of Karl Marx. So with his slogan of "Bread, Peace and Land", Lenin gained the support of the peasants and gained control of Russia

  • Joseph Stalin: Did his Rule Benefit Russian Society and the Russian People?

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    "forbidden books" such as Marx and Lenin (Lewis 8; Marrin 20). After his expulsion from Tiflis school, Joseph became a revolutionary. He organized strikes and demonstrations at factories and also found ways to gather money for Lenin and the Bolshevik party. He was banished to Siberia six times between the years 1903 and 1917. Each time, he escaped easily, except the last, when he was released because of the February revolution (Lewis 19; Marrin 24). After the death of his first wife, Ekaterina

  • Animal Farm - Essay

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    The book Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a satire the Russian Revolution from 1917 to 1953. Its intent was to criticize Stalin and Stalinism. It is an allegorical fable, in which animals resemble the Bolshevik party members. Napoleon and Snowball (the leading pigs) represent Stalin and Lenin respectively. After a speech from Old Major (an old pig, which stated Man was evil and in the future all animals would be free), the animals start a Revolution on Manor Farm. They overthrow the owner;

  • Analysis of the Movie Doctor Zhivago

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    be a complete revolution of thought and action. Pahsa, when asked if he was part of the Bolshevik party, claims no allegiance. The Bolsheviks were people who were attempting to gain a much more favorable lifestyle for the working class. The Bolsheviks were lead by Lenin, who would end up leading Russia. Since someone questioned if Pasha was a Bolshevik because of his actions, one would believe that the Bolsheviks were doing the same thing; trying to get people to revolt against the Tsar. When the

  • Sheila Fitzpatrick Russian Revolution

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    historians have started to reconsider the intent of the Bolsheviks leaders who led the revolution. Sheila Fitzpatrick, a respected modern Russian historian, formulates an argument that soon after the revolution started Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Party led the revolution astray to benefit themselves. Much of the decisions the party undertook were once believed to be vehicles of the proletariat revolution, but Fitzpatrick contends that the Bolshevik Party was power hungry and used the popular uprising

  • Vladimir Lenin

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    One of many Soviet leaders that changed the path the country was taking. Vladimir Lenin was the political leader after the successful Bolshevik Revolution In 1917. Lenin did many things that changed the path of Russia, renamed the Soviet Union after he seized power in 1917. Lenin was the grand mastermind behind the Bolshevik party and he led the revolution that allowed him to seize power and in turn create a communist state. Lenin then proceeded to create the "New Economic Policy" that led The

  • The Disagreement Between Lenin and Zinoviev/Kamenev

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    disagreement between Lenin and Zinoviev and Kamenev was that Lenin believed that Russia was ready for a Bolshevik revolution, whereas Kamenev and Zinoviev did not. Zinoviev said that ' to stake on one card not only the fate of our party … Russian and international revolutions.' Here he is saying that a revolution attempt at this time would in fact fail and that its failure would cause the Bolshevik and Marxist movement, not only in Russia, but also across the world to collapse. Lenin on the

  • Lenin's Economic Policies in 1924

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    Economic Policies in 1924 When the Bolsheviks seized power in October 1917 they inherited many of the problems faced by the old Tsarist regime as well as those of the Provisional Government after the Tsars abdication. Lenin, as leader of the Bolsheviks took many measures to try and solve these problems, each with varying degrees of success. This essay will, therefore, go on to look at and discuss the various measures that Lenin and the Bolshevik party took, and, whether these measures created

  • The Bolshevik Revolution Is Inevitable In The Russian Revolution

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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

  • The Weakening of the Provisional Government of Russia

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    new Bolshevik catchphrase. What this meant in mid-1917 was that the Bolsheviks recognised the peasant land-seizures as a fait accompli. Lenin declared that what the peasantry had done was wholly in keeping with ‘revolutionary legality’. This produced a considerable swing to the Bolsheviks in the countryside. It had the further effect of splitting the SRs, a significant number of whom began to align themselves with the Bolsheviks. Known as the Left SRs, they sided with the Bolshevik Party

  • Trotsky’s Involvement in The October Revolution

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    Revolution’ Gerhard Rempel 1998 · The liberals and people loose confidence in Kerensky. So Bolsheviks gained the majority in the soviet for the first time - more than 50% in the September elections. They had had only 10% in July. · Trotsky released from jail become president of St. Petersburg Soviet. He was supported by the Bolsheviks and the left wing of the Social Revolutionary party. · Trotsky's efforts are aimed at a new revolution hidden in the slogan. "All power to Soviets"

  • Bolsheviks Research Paper

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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

  • Ekaterina Olitskaia: A Social Revolutionary Against Russian Political Beliefs

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    Imagine yourself in prison. You are awakened one day by the guard, who orders you and others to the prison yard. You are being moved, but no one has told you where. If you move to the left or the right, you will be shot on the spot. You and 50 other prisoners are loaded into small trucks- There is little room for you to move, the air hot with the breath of the other prisoners. After an incredibly long journey, you are moved from the trucks to a train, specifically a cattle car. Where will this train

  • Why the Bolsheviks were Able to Seize Power in 1917

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    Why the Bolsheviks were Able to Seize Power in 1917 There are many reasons for which the Bolsheviks were able to take control 1917, amongst them being precise organisation and planning, exceptional timing and a fair amount of good luck. In this essay I wish to discuss these issues in more depth and explain why the Bolshevik revolution was able to take place. In September 1917 the Bolshevik party became the largest in the Petrograd Soviet and they controlled the Military Committee, which

  • Why Was Stalin A Great Leader

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    activist and for a numerous amount of occasions he was arrested and had been exiled to Siberia. Back in Siberia As of 1903, Stalin was in Siberia, he knew about the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party was split. One of the leaders under the faction was Vladimir Lenin which became known as the Bolsheviks while some other people adored Julius Martov formed th... ... middle of paper ... ...In Soviet Union Stalin Pronounced his first five-year plans in ,1928, highlighting on the growth of future

  • Why the Provisional Government in Russia Lasted Eight Months

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    onwards, Kerensky was the Priminister of Russia and was moderate/not extremist and didn’t want lots of reforms quickly. Revolutions started to spread in the provinces, soviets and workers union were set up, especially in Petrograd. There were 40 Bolsheviks (communists) in the Petrograd soviet. Peasants started to cease land in the countryside, in some peasant communities, peasant unions and committees were set up. Lots of soldiers (thousands) were deserted at the front line as there was no discipline