Compare And Contrast The Bolshevik Revolution And Chinese Revolutions

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The Bolshevik and Chinese Communist revolutions shared similar political climates leading up to their eventual success in gaining control of their respective states. Both revolutions would have to overthrow governments put in place by revolutions. The nations in which both revolutions occurred in would also have a strong history in a long standing form of government. These revolutions were both able to achieve success largely in part due to their nations previous political climates.

The Bolshevik revolution, also known as the October revolution, put in place the third governing body in Russia in a year. From the mid 1400s until 1917 the Tsarist Autocracy governed over Russia. The ruler of Russia during this time was the Tsar, much like a kind in European monarchies. The Tsar’s power was absolute. Other
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The conflict led to extreme amounts of casualties, a severe food shortage throughout the nation, and increased inflation. These effects of the war ultimately led to the army turning against the tsar, the public's dissatisfaction with the quality of life in Russia and widespread suffering would ultimately lead to rebellion. This uprising would eventually lead to the Tsar abdicating power and would be known as the February revolution. This revolution would create a provisional government. 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
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