Question by braaat: what are 10 really important events in the russian revolution of 1917?
what are 10 really important events throughout 1917 – 1929 for the russian revolution ?
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Answer by Paul B
Feb 1917-Kerensky’s Provisional Government takes over from the Tsar. AKA the February Revolution.
Answer by Spellbound *JPA RIP flackie
The February Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the Tsar and the establishment of the Provisional Government and the Petrograd Soviet
The July days – and attempted seizure of power by the Bolsheviks
The Kornilov Affair – an attempt (possibly) to overthrow the Provisional Government
The October Revolution – the Bolsheviks seize power
The closing of the Constituent Assembly – Democracy is snuffed out in Russia
The Civil War – 1918 – 1921
War Communism – The Bolsheviks seize peasants grain to feed the cities
New Economic Policy – an attempt to kick-start the economy after the civil war
The Scissor Crisis – agricultural prices don’t rise as much as industrial products – farmers refuse to sell their grain
Lenin shot – 1922, has a stroke & never fully recovers, dies in 1924
Stalin heads a ruling triumvirate 1924 – 1928
NEP abandoned & collectivisation of agriculture and Five Year Plans adopted as the industrial model.
There are loads more – especially about Stalin & how he gained control & then began to rule with an iron grip – but these are the bare bones of some of the events.
The Soviet Union 1917 – 1991 by Martin MacCauley
The Soviet Union Since 1917 by Mary McCauley
Lenin dies – a triumvirate of Stalin,
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