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Why did revolution break out in Russia in 1917, and how did Lenin and Stalin carry forward the process of creating communism between 1918 and 1919?
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Answer by lwhhow
Revolution broke out in Russia in ‘Oct. 1918’ by the public, troops, and middle class because they could no longer stand the incompetence of the Czars dictatorship and it’s huge losses and hardships for Russia in WWI. It was a spontaneous and ‘popular’ revolution from the people on up. It set up a ‘Provisional Government’ that wanted to make Russia modern and at least semi democratic.
The Communist or Bolshevik Revolution of ‘Nov. 1918’ was totally different. It was not ‘popular’ from the people but from Lenin and his minority group of Communists, they overthrew the new provisional government in a ‘coup’ seized control and forced ‘Communism’ and a new dictatorship on the country. It was a revolution from the ‘top’ (Lenin and his small group who had seized power) and then flowed ‘down’ to the public.
Stalin was then a gunmen/ security chief for Lenin. Lenin and he 1918/19 carried forth Communism by getting rid of the provisional government and any democracy (as well as murdering the Czar and family), forcing Communist dictatorship on the country by propaganda and force. They created the new ‘Soviet Union’ under themselves.
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