The Major Consequences Of Vladimir Lenin And The Russian Revolution

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The Russian revolution technically consisted of two revolutions, the so called “January revolution” and the “October revolution”, that both took place in 1917. They came to change Russia not only politically but socially as well.

The ruler of Russia, tsar Nicholaj II, was an autocratic dictator who did not want anyone else to rule. He kept poor track of his country and lived in solitude far away from the people. When Russia entered WWI it became clear to everyone just how poorly he ruled his country. Many were sent to battle totally unarmed and on the eastern front, where Russia fought Germany, more than 2 million soldiers lost their lives in only one year.

In the cities the people were starving and many people died there as well. The constant losses in the war mixed with the starvation and misery in the cities caused the people of Russia to revolt against tsar Nicholaj II. Even the tsar’s own guards didn’t follow his orders and joined the people in the uprising. Partly because of this tsar Nicholaj II abdicated and a new government was put in place. However, only a few months later the new government was overthrown by a party called the Bolsheviks, led by a man named Vladimir Lenin.

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So who was Vladimir Lenin? What happened after he came to power? What were the major consequences of the Russian Revolution on a political and social level?

The Bolsheviks was a political party that used violence to take control of Russia. As mentioned

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