Question by : Why did people support Lenin and the Communists?
Discuss both Russians during the Revolution and Civil War and foreigners afterwards.
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The masses were desperate. War and violence had been happening, and they needed food. Lenin promised peace and bread. He also promised to take land from the upper classes and redistribute it to the peasants. Another promise was to end Russia’s involvement in the first world war which had hurt Russia. It killed thousands and led to widespread famine.
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Answer by j p
Communism also put all people equal, no social classes. In theory, it would be a good system but in practice it’s flawed. People followed Lenin because he made promises and was charismatic. Make people believe in you and they do what you ask of them.
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