Causes of the Russian Revolution?
Please discuss how each of the following contributed to the Russian Revolution: *The Ruling Class *Rasputin *The concept of God-given right to rule *The Tsar & Family *The dynamics of Russia in the century leading up to 1913. *Early Russian history.
Russian revolution thesis ideas?
There are many interesting questions about the February and October Revolutions which you could answer: The Bolsheviks claimed that the October Revolution was on behalf of the working class, do you think this claim is true or not - give reasons. Sheila Fitzpatrick states that the February Revolution was, in fact, two revolutions, a middle class constitutional revolution, and a working class radical, socialist revolution. Do you agree with her thesis? Give reasons. Lenin, and other Bolsheviks, claimed that the October Revolution was inevitable, how true do you think their analysis of Russia was? Which party, the Mensheviks or Bolsheviks, followed Marx's teachings more closely? Why did the Civil War break out in Russia following the October Revolution? Why were the Bolsheviks able to win the Civil War? How did the Bolsheviks attempt to fulfil their pre-Revolutionary slogans: "All power to the Soviets" and "Bread, Land and Peace"? The Socialist Revolutionary Party was the largest party in Russia, and represented the largest strata in Russian society, the peasantry, why were they unable to prevent the Bolsheviks from seizing power?
How did ideology play a part in causing the russian revolution?
the revolutions i'm referring to are the 1905 one and the 1917 rev.in school, we learnt that marxism was one of the ideological influences that caused the revolutions but i don't know how it played a role and what are some other ideological reasons, (like were there other schools of thought or whatever. ) thank you so much if you helped me answer my question!
During the Mexican Revolution (1910-1917), the United States government ordered two military incursions into Mexico. The first entailed an invasion and occupation of the city of Veracruz in 1914, and the second was the "Punitive Expedition" of 1916-1917, commanded by General John J. Pershing. President Woodrow Wilson was reluctant to send U.S. troops to Mexico in 1914, but "yielded to pressure from American business interests, cabinet members, newspapers, and representatives of the Southwest." Reluctant or not, Wilson desired to depose the government of General Victoriano Huerta by seizing the port of Veracruz, through which flowed most of the armaments and supplies imported for the Mexican army. Wilson's quarrel with Huerta was twofold: first, Huerta "could not maintain order and protect U.S. private and public interests"
What role did the secret police have during the Russian Revolution?
The Cheka was decreed into existence in December 1917. It's purpose was to investigate counter revolutionaries trying to stop the communist transition. Obviously there were Russians opposed to losing their businesses , wealth and nobility status. The Cheka aided the revolution by investigating people. Arresting, interrogating, possibly torturing and killing. Because the Cheka was secretive it stopped people talking out against the Bolsheviks. It has been referee to as an internal government army. The Chekas were guards at the gulags and basically clamped down on internal dissent.
Russian Revolution: Who was Lenin? Description and key facts.?
I have a slight idea of who he was and what he did. But reading info off the internet can be a bit confusing, especially with so much history! Could someone please explain this, a bit more easier and clearer to undertstand? Thank you for your time.
Why was Lenin important to the revolution 1917?
Every revolution needs a leader and Lenin led the Russian Social Democrat party sending it first on its way towards pursuing a revolution and then in leading that revolution. Many of the ideas that shaped the revolution were articulated by Lenin. In 1903 the SD party held a meeting in London where they were in exile where Lenin argued that the party needed to focus on gaining power and that it needed strong leadership. He won this argument (and vote) splitting the party into two factions the Bolsheviks (meaning majority) and Mensheviks (meaning minority). Lenin therefore established himself as the leader of the party and he was prominent in editing the party newspaper "Iskra" (the Spark) which gave him and his views a strong base. Trotsky performed two functions in the Bolshevik revolution. Although initially a supporter of the Menshevik faction that preferred to take a gradual route to taking power he joined Lenin's Bolshevik faction and was a superb orator and theorist who was intellectually one of the stronger proponents of the need for communism. Secondly/more importantly, he was commander of the Red Army and essentially led it to victory over the "Whites" in the civil war that followed the revolution.