Russian Communism Force Essay

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The November Revolution of 1917 in Russia was related to the force of communism. The causes included Lenin’s modifications to Karl Marx’s communist ideas and the failures of the Provisional Government after the March Revolution which led to the growth of the Bolshevik Party. A consequence of this included the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and the civil war which helped the Bolsheviks spread their communist views. Communism affected the people of Russia differently. The soldiers and proletariat population were affected positively where for the nobility and church people were affected negatively and it was a mixed bag for the peasants. An underlying cause of the November Revolution was Lenin’s modifications to Karl Marx’s communist ideas. These modifications made were to suit Russia’s situation. The reduced time period between the Bourgeoisie revolution and the proletariat revolution was one modification. The bourgeoisie revolution was the March Revolution in 1917 and the Proletariat Revolution being the November Revolution which occurred in the same year. Karl Marx believed that the time between both of the revolutions would be many decades while the Bourgeoisie – the poor, got poorer and the proletariat – the rich, got richer. Eventually the bourgeoisie would be alienated and a communist society would be set up. Demonstrations and unrest broke out in the capital of Petrograd due to the shortages of food and fuel. Workers and soldiers participated in this spontaneous and unorganised movement which resulted in the abdication of the throne by the Tsar ending over 300 years of Romanov rule in Russia. The November Revolution occurred only a few months after this revolution which happened after Lenin’s return from exile in Switzerland. The second modification was the staging of the November Revolution without a large Proletariat population in Russia. Lenin
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