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  1. Russian Revolution

    The threat of Communism
  2. The Russians were unhappy with the outcome and devastation of the first World War and blamed the Tsarist regime for their poverty and famine The workers, under the teachings of Karl Marx wanted to create a utopian (perfect) society where there were no classes Essentially the workers wanted to take away the privileges of the rich and make everyone equal The failures of WW1
  3. The Russian Revolution is the collective term for a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union. The Tsar was deposed and replaced by a provisional government in the first revolution of February 1917 Bolsheviks(Communist) and other socialist factions campaigned for the abandonment of the war effort. The Bolsheviks formed workers militias under their control into the Red Guards (later the Red Army) over which they exerted substantial control. The red scare….
  4. In the October Revolution (November in the Gregorian calendar), the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government in St Petersburg. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent. To end the war, the Bolshevik leadership signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany in March 1918. Lenin
  5. aims for a classless and stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production, free access to articles of consumption, and the end of wage labor and private property in the means of production and real estate (everyone owns the same amount of things) the only way to solve the problems existing within capitalism is for the working class, referred to alternatively as 'the proletariat', who are perpetually exploited and marginalized by the capitalist class, overthrow the capitalist system in a wide-ranging social revolution. This revolution, in the theory of most individuals and groups espousing communist revolution, usually involves an armed insurrection. Communism Defined
  6. No matter what specific form the communist revolution takes, its aim is for the working class to replace the exploiter class (usually wealthy) as the ruling class to establish a society without class divisions, called socialism, as a prelude to attempting to achieve the final stage of communism Basically
  7. Karl Marx Vladimir Lenin Josef Stalin Key Players