Russian Revolutions

Russia had a series of revolutions throughout 1905 and 1917. The 1917 revolutions ended the Russian Empire, and were the beginning of the Russian Civil War.

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Did the Russian Revolution cause the Allies to win World War 1?

No. Russia was one of the countries fighting against Germany. After the revolution they made peace and pulled out of the war thus Germany could concentrate her full resources against the western allies. That gave Germany one last chance to win. Luckily, they couldn't quite do it.

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Were there Chinese and Lettish troops involved in the Russian Revolution and Russian Civil War?

Yes, There was various type of people who were involved in Russian civil war

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What was Trotsky's role in the Russian Revolution?

Trotsky was head of the Red Army, for one thing.

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In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

November

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How were the Russian and Chinese revolutions similar and different?

It is interesting the Karl Marx, a German Jew, built his political theories of communism on the belief that it would ultimately rule in the industrialized societies. Instead, the Marx program has almost entirely come to power in chiefly agrarian economies.

Marx thought Germany, highly industrialized by 1900, was ripe for Communism, but it never took hold there. Instead the system came to power in Russia in 1917. Russia had some rudimentary industry but was chiefly a rural, agricultural nation.

Likewise, China was largely agrarian when the communists took hold in the 1930s and 40s.

Both revolutions were brutal to the people they claimed to have come to save. Millions died under both regimes as power was consolidated, far more than those killed fighting outside powers such as Germany or Japan.

Both revolutions had to overcome strong political/military forces within the nation. Russian communists fought a long and bloody civil war against 'white' Russians, those who favored some sort of return to monarchy. The Red Chinese fought against Nationalist Chinese, who were brutal in their own right but had at least some tolerance for civil liberties and economic freedom.

Ultimately both revolutions have failed. Obviously the communist system is dead in Russia although some dictatorial tendencies remain. The Chinese are technically ruled by communists but the nations is now obviously one of merchants and industrialists, the very people supposedly despised by Lenin and Mao.

Otherwise, both systems sought to export their brand of communism to others. For Russia this meant Cuba, Poland, Hungary, Korea, and others. For China it meant Vietnam.

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Where did the Russian Revolution happen?

Both the February and October 1917 Revolutions started in Petrograd, Russia (formerly known and now known as St. Petersburg). Both then spread to other Russian cities like Moscow and other cities.

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What was the outcome of the Russian Revolution?

I assume you're referring to the 'October Revolution' which actually took place in November 1917 if one uses the Western calendar.

The immediate result was the overthrow of the Provisional Government, headed by Kerensky. Other important outcomes included the final withdrawal of Russia from WWI, which involved signing the devastating Treaty if Brest-Litovsk and handing over large areas of the old Tsarist Empire to German control (March 1918). Another outcome was civil war between the Bolshevists and those who wanted to restore the monarchy. Many foreign countries (including Britain, France, the U.S. and Japan) sent troops to help the wretched monarchists, but they lost. By 1922 at the latest, the Bolshevists emerged victorious and established the USSR (Soviet Union). Moreoever, as a result of the defeat of Germany in France, they were able to to regain some territory lost at Brest-Litovsk, especially most of the Ukraine.

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What were the causes of discontent among the peasants workers and intelligentsia that led to the Russian Revolution of 1917?

The main cause was Russia's participation in Great War. Results of war were disastrous for Russia due to incompetence of Tsar Nicholas II and his government.

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Who was the Communist Russian leader during the Russian Revolution?

Vladimir Ulianov(better known as Lenin) was the leader of the party that eventually became the Communist Party of the USSR. At the time of the revolutions (there was more than one during the early 20th century, with the October Revolution being the final one) they were known as Bolsheviks.

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How did the Russian Revolution affect Russia?

AnswerIt left Russia's problems mostly unsolved
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What is the name of the leader who led the Haitian revolution?

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Toussaint L'Ouverture.

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When did Lenin and the Bolsheviks rise to power in Russia?

Lenin and the Bolsheviks began their rise to power in earnest when Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland in April 1917 after the February 1917 Revolution which toppled the Tsar. From then on, Lenin and the Bolsheviks worked against the new Provisional Government by promising an end to World War 1, redistribution of land to peasants and an end to shortages of food and manufactured goods. They spread their revolutionary ideas among the soldiers, workers and peasants until they were able to overthrow the Provisional Government in the October Revolution of 1917 and take over full political governmental power in Russia.

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Was Lenin a liberator or oppressor in the Russian Revolution?

An oppressor, absolutely and flatly. The difficulties of life and the limits of political expression under the Tsarist regime were as nothing to the horrors of communism. Consider the fact that Adolph Hitler was a great admirer of the way Lenin got things done and modeled much of the Third Reich's terror apparatus after what Lenin and Stalin had created in Russia. A liberator, undoubtedly. He freed the people of Russia from a cruel and unpopular regime and replaced it with a state on its way to the freest society ever conceived by man, communism. A liberator because when he came to power he took Russia out of WW1 and spread the wealth of the kingdom and other rich people Although the majority of Russians was still starving this new country gave people hope and sometimes that is all you need

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When did the Russians get A-Bombed?

The only atomic bombs ever dropped in a time of war were dropped on Nagasaci and Hiroshima Japan (sorry for bad spelling). They were dropped by the United States. No one has a-bombed Russia, although it was close a time or two. Only **two** atomic bombs have ever been used in anger (that is, against an enemey) - namely the two dropped on Japan in August 1945. So the answer is to the question is: never.

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How did World War 1 cause the Russian Revolution?

Russia was doing poorly in the war, the Provisional Government refused to pull Russia out of the war, and began announcing new offensives. Soldiers didn't like the idea, so they began withdrawing from the army and protesting against the war, along with the Bolsheviks.

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What century did the Scientific Revolution take place?

1700-1804 ending with the death of Immanuel Kant

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How did life for Russians after the success of the bolshevik revolutions?

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What caused the death of Leon Trotsky?

Leon Trotsky, a Bolshevik leader after the Russian revolution, was exiled, and lived in Mexico. A french man by the false name of Franck Johnson (true name Ramon Mercader) struck Trotsky on the skull with a pickax, damaging his brain. Trotsky died a little later after an operation in the hospital.

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What is the difference between the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik revolution?

The difference is that the Bolshevik Revolution is only one half of the Russian Revolution. The "Russian Revolution" of 1917 consists of two separate revolutions by two separate groups against two separate governments.

One revolution was the February Revolution in which workers, soldiers and peasants demonstrated so fiercely against the Tsar's mismanagement of government that he abdicated in favor of the Provisional Government.

The second revolution is the October Revolution, which is called the Bolshevik Revolution. The Bolshevik party led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Provisional Government and took over.

Sometime the "Russian Revolution" is said to include the revolution in 1905 that was started by the Bloody Sunday massacre. This may have set the scene for the 1917 revolutions but it did not overthrow the existing government and it was twelve years before the 1917 revolution.

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What was Joseph Stalin's relationship to Leon Trotsky?

Trotsky and Stalin were both members of the Bolshevik Party that overthrew the Russian Provisional Party in the October Revolution of 1917. At first, Trotsky was head and shoulders above Stalin. Trotsky not only was regarded as a "Marxist" intellectual, but also had the job of winning the Russian Civil War that developed after the Bolshevik revolution. Trotsky was the head of the Red Army that opposed the Bolsheviks.Early on in the new Soviet regime, Stalin was considered a good "organization" man, and was not considered a threat to the "Revolution". That all changed with the unexpected death of Vladimir Lenin. With the revolution's leader now dead, Stalin took advantage of the situation and deflected efforts by Trotsky to lead the Communist Party in what Trotsky believed was the proper direction for the new Soviet nation.

Stalin amassed the necessary votes required to oust Trotsky from any chance of power in the government and to finally have Trotsky exiled.

Many Marxists and communists world-wide were influenced by Trotsky, even in his exile. Stalin in a sense "feared" Trotsky and had to eliminate him from speaking out against Stalin and his policies that Trotsky believed were counter-revolutionary at best and undermined Stalin's claim of absolute power.

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What were the similarities between the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik Revolution?

The Bolshevik Revolution, also known as the October Revolution, was the final of a series of uprisings in 1917 that led to the destruction of the tsarist autocracy that, prior, controlled Russia. It was the one that killed the tsar and successfully replaced the government. It is part of the Russian Revolution.

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Was the American Revolution truly a revolution?

This question is a debate that historians debate a great deal and the answers can be very open ended based on what your perspective.

Answer 1

On the one hand, Americans greatly associated themselves with the British Empire until about 1775. They didn't openly seek separation until the Revolutionary War was underway for about a year. Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense as a way to convince people that they is a direct contradiction between fighting a war of this magnitude and still wanting to be under British Rule after. Reception from this book in addition to constant demands from people like John Adams made this become a secession from the British Empire.

Answer 2

The American Revolution is, in my view, wholly misnamed and incorrectly categorized. It is not a revolution by the standards set by other political revolts and revolutions like the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Glorious Revolution, the Portuguese Revolt, the Sikh Revolt against the Mughal Empire, and many others. In those wars, a particular power or authority was removed (or attempts were made to remove that authority) with the intent to create a new style of government to rule the new territory and upset the previous power balance. These revolutions, when successful, often result in Reigns of Terror or campaigns to remove members of the Ancient Regime.

The American Revolution left most of the colonial governments intact, just delegating to them new directed authority. There was no major purge of loyalists nor any attempt to remove former British officials and nobility in the colonies from their positions. If anything the American Revolution was a secessionist war or an independence struggle, much more akin to Mexican War of Independence and other similar post-colonial struggles for independence where the majority group in the colony was European or quasi-European (like most of Latin American and some southern African countries).

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What was the impact of the Russian revolution on its supporters during the consolidation and critical period?

The impact was grave, over 30 million Russians killed between socialist M A N I A C S lenin and later Stalin. Even today in Moscow 2 moths no HOT running water. Socialism is "DIarrhea of brain"

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What did Lenin gain after the Russian revolution?

Stalin didn't gain anything.. But ruined his own hereafter.

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What was the positive effect of Russian revolution?

The positive effect was to rid the country of 300 years of autocratic rule by the Romanov clan, especially now that Nicholas II was totally incompetent at running the country. The expected result was that the people of Russia would now have a more democratic form of government in which they would have more freedoms. Too bad for them that it took 69 years and the break up of the Soviet Union before they got any semblance of democracy, because Lenin, Stalin and the rest of the Communist rulers betrayed the ideals of the revolution and became more repressive than the Tsars had ever been.

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