Question by Fjolla: Who was Vladimir Lenin?
I have a research paper due friday, i really need some help, What started vladimir’s career? What did he have to overcome to become who he was? How is the world different because of him ?please help me detail how their field changed because they lived? thank you so much if you could help just a little.
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Answer by Darkite
Vladimir Lenin was A communist leader in Russia 1917. He was a great guy but he died fairly early into the communist beginning and left Josef Stalin and Leon Trotsky to fight for power. Stalin (i think) had Trotsky assassinated somewhere in mexico and took over.
Thats not all so check Wikipedia and READ the book Animal Farm By George Orwell. Its pretty much the same as IRL, but with animals and other events relating to the real life ones both physically and metaphorically. Hope I helped!
P.S. Old Major is Vlad. Snowball is Leon Trotsky. Napoleon is Stalin. (Characters from Animal Farm.
Answer by Robert S
John Lenin’s dad
Answer by Sub Ponte
No, Old Major in Animal Farm represents Marx, not Lenin. Marx, like Old Major, died before the Revolution happened. Lenin didn’t.
There isn’t really a Lenin character in Animal Farm.
Answer by pkg_engineer
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Answer by Sami
Vladimir Lenin was a true revolutionary, he was well educated, an articulate speaker and perhaps the greatest mind of communism not named Marx.
As a teen, his mother died, this was traumatizing and he became an atheist. Around this time his brother studied the works of banned leftist writer like Marx. His brother became a socialist and joined a terrorist network whose goal was to assassinate the Tsar. He was discovered and executed. Vladimir, although traumatized once more remained a good student. He then went to Kazan University where he studied law and became extremely interested in the ideas of Marx and Engels. He basically was arrested multiple times and exiled without trial to Siberia or outside of Russia.
He returned to Russia in 1905 to support the 1905 Russian Revolution.The revolution fails but the ideas it inhabited would return.
He goes into exile Finland and Switzerland until 1917. He opposed Russia’s participation in World War I fearing that Russia was playing into the hands of the British and French capitalists. Then in February, 1917 protests combined with the pressure of war forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate the throne. A provisional government takes control of Russia and establishes soviets. Lenin sees that his chance to return to Russia has come and he tries to get back home. The Provisional government continued Russia’s participation in the war, a rather unpopular decision in Russia. Germany sneaks Lenin into Russia to stir up revolutionary activities and force Russia out of the war.
On the Train from Switzerland back to Russia, Lenin came up with the April Thesis, these ideas would make him popular among those disillusioned by the provisional government. He arrived and those who join him are dubbed Bolsheviks.
The October Revolution on 1917 put the Bolsheviks into control of Russia and Lenin now saw it as his duty to from a government. The first thing he did was exactly what the Germans sent him to do, he took Russia out of the war.
Lenin formed a communist nation an adaptation of urban Marxism for agrarian Russia. The United Soviet Socialist Republics was formed and Lenin was its sole leader. The USSR was formed on the ideas of economic as well as social equality and the eventual formation of a classless society.
Lenin then formed the Cheka to root out any counter-revolutionary actions. After an assassination attempt on his life and the formation of capitalist supported white Russians to oppose his government Stalin proposed to Lenin that they use terror to save the slipping nation. It worked after a civil war, Lenin was once again in control. Now that war was over, Lenin tried help the people of Russia who had suffered under War Communism. He allowed limited private business through his New Economic Policy. Although this was a step back from communism it was a necessary step,
Lenin would suffer a stroke, and the power struggle between Trotsky and Stalin would begin. After Lenin’s death Stalin would take control of the USSR.
Lenin was a revolutionary who genuinely wanted what was best for the people. He was not some soulless dictator, although the terror was bloody he did it because he thought it was the only way to protect the only communist state in the world. Lenin worked tirelessly for the USSR and it took a tole on his life, eventually killing him. His heart was in the right place, Lenin wanted a world where the poor could not be abused by the rich and where everyone was equal. Perhaps if he had lived longer, the world would sing a different tune about socialism.
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