Lenins Legacy Exaggerated Essay

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What is Lenin's legacy? A legacy is defined as: "The gift that an individual leaves, both in the details of their will and in the tradition of giving they shared with their descendents." Therefore Lenin's legacy is what he gave to the people after his death. Could it be a up and coming communist state? Or could it be a release from the class system with a new way of thinking? One of the leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century, Lenin masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917 and was the architect and first head of the Soviet state. He posthumously gave name to the Marxist-Leninist ideology, but by the death of the communist system in 1991, his legacy was largely discredited. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov grew up in a good educated family in provincial Russia. He excelled at school and went on to study law. At university, he was exposed to radical thinking, and the execution of his older brother, a member of a revolutionary group also influenced his views. He was expelled from university for his radical policies. Lenin completed his law degree as a student in 1891. He moved to St Petersburg and became a professional revolutionary for the peasants. Like many of his predecessors, Lenin was arrested and exiled to Siberia, where he married Nadezhda Krupskaya. This was his second marriage, his first Inessa Armand, died in 1920 and this left him distraught. After his Siberian exile, Lenin spent most of the decade and a half in Western Europe, where he emerged as a prominent figure in the international revolutionary movement and became the leader of the 'Bolshevik' faction of the Russian Social Democratic Worker's Party. In 1917, exhausted by the First World War, Russia was ripe for change. Assisted by the Germans, who hoped that he would undermine the Russian

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