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Essay On 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
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Another consequence is that, as previously mentioned, Russia took control over Ukraine and some parts of Asia and became The Soviet Union. All privately owned companies became public companies, they also had to give up Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Another big consequence was that Josef Stalin, a communist inspired by Lenin’s rule, came to power after Lenin died. Not only did they share the same view of how society should be, they both didn’t mind killing some of their own people to reach their goals. Many people who didn’t have the same opinions as Lenin and Stalin were executed under the Soviet
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