Revolutions in Russia

Describe the social unrest in Russia, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the resulting Communist government.

The rapid growth of industrialization increased the amount of discontent workers because there were grueling working conditions, miserably low wages, and child labor. These people were tired of these cruel and unfair living conditions so they wanted a change. They divided among themselves into two groups to claim for change. The first group was called Mensheviks, which are the ones that are more moderate and they wanted a broad base of popular support for revolution. The other group is called Bolsheviks, these people were more radicals and they were willing to sacrifice everything for change.

In November 1917, the Bolsheviks took over government offices and arrested the leaders of the provisional government. In this revolution, everyone joined, even the peasants. After the Bolshevik Revolution, they named their party as the Communist Party. Communism also spread when Lenin introduced it. Communism describes the classless society that would exist after workers had seized the power.

Saluna Chow 10A
Rapid industrialization made the discontent of the people in Russia greater, because the growth of factories brought new problems, such as bad working conditions, miserable low wages, high working hours, and child labor. As a result of these abuses, several revolutionary movements were created. they divided themselves into two groups, the moderate ones which were the mensheviks and radical ones which were the Bolsheviks. The Mensheviks wanted a broad base of popular support for the revolution and the Bolsheviks supported a small number of committed revolutionaries willing to sacrifice everything for a change.

The Bolshevik Revolution occured in November 1917, when without any warning they took over government offices and arrested the leaders of the provisional government. After the revolution occurred, Lenin organized Russia into several self-governing republics and named it Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The Bolsheviks later renamed their party to the Communist Party. Communist referred to a classless society in which everyone was equal and no one was greater the anyone.

Luis Rafael Acta 10A

In the late 1900s Russia began a process of Industrialization. However, such industrial and economic growth did not make the people happy. Instead they protested over the harsh working conditions and low salaries. Workers began forming groups in order to protest. One of these groups were the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks who followed the Ideas of Karl Marx. Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks. In the meantime several decisions made by the Russian Czar, Nicholas II would increase the people’s discontent. The defeat of the Russians in the Russo- Japanese war, the killings that were ordered by the Czar during a protest of workers, and Russias entrance to WWI made discontent grow. Russia was not military nor economically prepared for war. Inflation grew, products became scarce due to the war.

As a response to this the people rebelled in 1917 and took down the Czar. A Provisional government was established. This government however was not able to take Russia out of the war or to take decisions that would benefit the people. As a result socialists who wanted to take control created local councils called soviets. When Lenin returned to Russia in 1917 he took control of several soviets. In Novemember of that year Lenin’s Bolshevik Red Guard took over the government. Now in power the Bolsheviks took several measures such as giving the control of factories to workers, distributing farmland among peasant and making a peace treaty with Germany. These decisions made several groups go against the Bolsheviks. Civil war began in 1918. The Bolsheviks won the war. Lenin established a commuinist government and took a series of economic reforms that would take Russia to recover. The government now controlled all aspects of society. After Lenin died another leader emerged: Stalin.
Claudia Franjul

Russia's way of government was still and old way of government by the time. This caused disagreement between people because they wanted a change in this type of government. because of this, two groups were created among the society, the mensheviks led by Julius martov, and the other group was the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir lenin. the difference between this two groups was that the Bolsheviks wanted more radical changes because Vladimir lenin was very intelligent and deiced, while the menshevicks were more restrained. The bolshevicks was more backed up by the people and because of this, they won against the menshevicks and took control. After this in1918, they signed the treaty of brest-litovsk

Now the people were very unsatisfied with the Bolsheviks at this time, and now they were challenged by the white army which was the royal guard. now the Bolsheviks main goal was attack and defeat the white army. At this time, Leon Trotsky commanded the red army, or the Bolsheviks army. This civil war was devastating, around 12 million Russians died, and at last, the Bolsheviks defeated the white army and all opposition.

As rapid industrialization took place, the amount of unsatisfied workers increased. This was because there were bad working conditions, child labor, high working hours, and miserable low wages. These unfortunate people were discontent and were tired of their unfair and harsh treatment and they wanted this to change. As a result, they divided into two groups, the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks, to plan different strategies. The Mensheviks were willing to do something for it but were moderate while the Bolsheviks were radicals and were willing to sacrifice everything for a change.

The Bolsheviks made a revolution in November 1917 in which even peasants joined. Their goal was to provisional government’s leader. Lenin called the self governing republics he formed in Russia the USSR, also known as Soviet Union or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This was later called the Communist Party. The objective was equality between people no differences in classes.

Gabriela Elias :D

as Russia industrialized, revolutionary movements grew. the Russian Revolution took its time to "active". in 1917, the oppressive rule of most 19th-century czars caused widespread social unrest for decades. also, army officers revolted. in 1881m revolutionaries angry over the slow pace of political change assassinated the reform-minded czar, Alexander II. russia was up to a revolution. Alexander Kerensky kept Russia in the war making life in Russia worse than before. Because opponents (White Army) were fighting against Bolsheviks’ Red Army. indeed, the czar's leadership was weak. agitations challenges government. like all russian were addition, lenin gain power. plus russia stay in WWI, the provisional government is overthrown. the Bolsheviks signed a peace treaty w/germany leaving WWI and entering into civil war. -steve

-Alexander III took power over Russia an established an autocracy. To wipe out revolutionaries he used harsh methods such as imposing strict censor ship codes on published materials and written documents. His secret police carefully watched both schools and universities and some other more. When Nicholas became czar he still rule using autocracy but it blinded him about the changing condition of time. The Bolsheviks revolution started by the humiliating terms of the treaty of Brest-Litovsk Russia in which made them go against the government.
-The civil war of Russia proved to be far more deadly than earlier revolutions. About 14 million people die. The destruction and the loss of human life left Russia in chaos. Then came Lenin who restored order and renamed the party communist party in which the government held all power without their citizens knowing.

Kendrick abreu grullon

The Russian Revolution was the changed that the Russian economy had faced. Due to the fact that the numbers of factories started doubling, the taxes started to grow in which the people were unhappy, there was child labour, people were hungry, and wanted more freedom. Due to the fact that the people wanted more freedom they went to the czars winter place in which there was a petition asking for better working conditions, more personal freedom, and an elected national legislature. Nicholas and Rasputin weren’t doing a good job so the people didn’t want them anymore.
World War I lead to the downfall of Czar Nicholas II by Nicholas II leaving his wife Alexandra running the government while he was away. This meant that prices were wildly inflated, food and fuel supplies were dwindling, and the people noticed neither Nicholas nor Alexandra proved capable of tackling these enormous problems. That then when Lenin came back to Russia and the Bolsheviks revolution began. The Russian revolution made the Red Guards, but there was still the White Armies in which they fought for their rights but still lost over them.
+Natasha Chami

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