Trotsky’s actions caused him to be arrested, and once again, exiled to Siberia (Leon Trotsky Biography par. 6). Even though important figures in the government did not join ranks with the Bolsheviks, many workers and soldiers began to support the Bolshevik party after the February Revolution when Vladimir Ilich Lenin protested for peace and insisted that Soviets, workers’ councils, should take authority and could improve the country. Months after the February Revolution, in October, the Bolsheviks officially ruled Russia, (Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica par. 4).
Stalin resisted Trotsky’s policies and the two had a bloody clash over what would be Stalingrad. When the communist forces won the Russian Civil War of 1920, Trotsky focused on economic reconstruction. Most of his ideas were unsuccessful. In the winter of 1920-1921 there was an issue about the future role of trade unions. The crisis came to a head in 1921, and at this point Trotsky sided with Lenin, backing the suppression of open factional activities within the party.
(Germany was going to be Russia’s enemy in World War I.) His other close advisor was “the Mad Monk,” a man named Rasputin. Rasputin was crazy and gave Nicholas terrible advice, but Nicholas kept listening!” (“Czar”). These immoral decisions lead to many mishaps within his leadership and potentially were the reason that the Russian Revolution started. Although many will argue that Lenin’s good leadership, that led to his exile, was the reason the Russian Revolution started, Nicholas II made so many crucial mistakes that outweigh the decisions of Lenin.
In 1917, the oppressive rule of Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown in the Russian Revolution lead by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin did not live to see the effects of his revolution, leaving a power vacuum that was filled by Joseph Stalin who gained control through power and brutality. Stalin’s rule was extremely harsh, and he remained in power with help to his
In the years before Lenin’s death, Stalin wasn’t seen as the heir-apparent to be head of the communist party in the Soviet Union. Stalin wasn’t at all important to the forming of the party or the takeover of the provisional government in October. He was an outsider within the party until he was giving commissioner of nationalities which was Stalin’s first leg up in gaining power over the communist party. Moreover, Stalin was a tactical man who would outsmart and maneuver his enemies by manipulating the public before killing off his opponents to rid himself of opposition. The first example of Stalin successfully overcoming opposition begins with Lenin’s death in 1924 and who will become the head of the party.
The October revolution put the Bolsheviks in control of Moscow and Petrograd, Lenin returns, and the Bolsheviks take control over the provisional government’s final hideout, the winter palace. After the Bolsheviks take power the Menshevik’s launch a counter revolution urging people to turn agenised Lenin and the Bolshevik party. The treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany taking them out of the war. Russia’s capital changed from St Petersburg to
Allegorical Comparison: Napoleon and Joseph Stalin In the novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, there are many connections that can be made between the animals and the people that were involved with the Russian Revolution. One main connection that can be made is between Napoleon, the dictating pig, and Joseph Stalin. To begin, Napoleon started off the book as a partner to another pig, Snowball. On page 11, the text states, “Pre-eminent among the pigs were two young boars named Snowball and Napoleon, whom Mr. Jones was breeding up for sale.” (Orwell 11) They were the two most important pigs in the farm, but one was not considered greater than the other. Similarly, Joseph Stalin began his road to leadership as a partner to Leon Trotsky.
HOW DID JOSEPH STALIN RISE TO POWER One of the major keys to Stalin's rise to power was his title as the General Secretary of the Communist Party. He gained this title in 1922 In 1924 when Lenin died it was expected that Trotsky would resume the role of leadership. Stalin schemed his way into power by using his General Secretary title and other political moves. He was a harsh man from the very beginning. He didn't attend his mother's funeral and he did not make any efforts to save his son from a prisoner of war camp.
The new government was weak and with a large and a growing support base the Bolsheviks began taking positions in the government. Then in late at night on the sixth of November in 1917, the Bolsheviks took control of the government. This was followed by a brief Russian civil war in which the Bolsheviks would emerge victorious and found the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. While the Bolshevik revolution would take control of its nation after overthrowing a government put in place by a revolution after years of stability, the Chinese communist revolution would form a government that would appear to be one of many
The Tsar did not listen to the peasants and satisfy their needs. This made the peasants upset and angry. With the anger built up, a revolution started and the provisional government forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate The Bolsheviks were unhappy with the Tsar as they did not like the way he ruled Russia and soon after they promised the peasants food and shelter and won their hearts over. They the murdered the Tsar and his family in a basement. The February revolution was what overthrew the tsarist government and on that day, riots and