Question by Princess Polly: Why did Lenin think violence was necessary during the Russian Revoultion?
Im doing an essay for school, and it is all about Vladimir Lenin, from the Russian Revolution. I need to know why he thought it was necessary to use violence to control Russia during this period.
Please help 🙂
Also it would be helpful if you could tell me how he came into power 🙂
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Answer by Josh
Because he wanted to have a revolution and usually, revolutions are such change that only violence could be the necessary mean. Also Lenin was a Bolchevick….Menechevicks shared the same global idea but with less violence and more cooperation. In the state of Old Russia where Tczars had been ruling for centuries and where recent reforms such as the Douma were barely respected by officials, only violence (according to Lenin and his group) could be applied.
Answer by Damien D
Violence is the swiftest course to action, and per this definition, is a common means of influence. While violence is reprehensible, it gets s*it done, plain and simple. That’s why so many people use it. Most often we use violence to get something that, unless we had used violence to get it, we otherwise probably would not have gotten, like liberation from a Tsar. Before the revolution, Russia was a monarchy, ran by Nicholas II and his imperialist family. And, as we all know, people in power are unlikely to just give their power away. It must be taken by force.
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