How Did Lenin Rise to Power?

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Russia was a huge empire at 1894 and was ruled by a single person, the tsar Nicholas II. He lived wealthy at the expense of his people. Those people were workers and lived a dreadfully life, since their work was long-lasting, harsh and low-paid. But they accepted it, because, due to the manipulation of the tsar and the church, in their point of view the tsar was superior and they had to satisfy him. The other people were middle class people, who were more educated and wealthier than the worker class, but still minor against the tsar. Nicholas II wasn’t a good ruler: he avoided important decisions, neglected the importance of the policy and suppressed any resistance. He tried to crush any fears of a revolution by entering a war and consequently uniting his country, but his war tactics weren’t glorious. Russia’s people, the ones who accepted the life for many years, started to stir up, for example workers were striking, but their actions were brutally wiped out. As long as the tsar had his army he was unconquerable. For fighting in the First World War the tsar had to pay a high price for his army: Many soldiers got killed and the others soldiers were disappointed in the tsar and joined the group of the supporters of a revolution. During his absence in Russia, for he was taking the role as a general in the army, rumors spread that the tsarina, the tsar’s wife, had an affair with Rasputin, a mysterious man who was playing an important role in the royal family, and that Rasputin was involved in important political actions. For the Russian people it was antipathy. The power of the tsar collapsed and a man named Vladimir Ilich Lenin received the attention of the Russian people. Lenin lived a comfortable life, since his father was an academic, until the day, where his brother got hanged for plotting an assassination on the tsar. Since that day Lenin was determined
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