• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

'Explain How Marxism contributed to the Bolshevik Revolution'

Extracts from this document...


'Explain How Marxism contributed to the Bolshevik Revolution' Marxism was a big factor in the Bolshevik Revolution, Infact without Marxism, the Bolsheviks would not have been set up. Marxism is a theory created by Karl Marx in the 19th Century as an idea of equality through all areas of a country. This would mean people would be paid the same wage, whatever their job, there would be no classes, no hierarchy. This theory was made as a potential system to run a country, one which suited the present proletariats, the workers, of society. Marx's idea was that there would be two revolutions. ...read more.


The Provisional Government appeared to not have the worker's best interests at heart (from the eyes of the workers) and they only cared about the middle-class in the short term, them first the workers second, starving Russian proletariats found the Bolshevik party and Lenin's interpretation of Marxism extremely more appealing than the old Tsar or the current Government. Lenin interpreted Karl Marx's theory as a complete and new found ideology of a way on how to control a country. Marx just made this a theory, Lenin wanted to put it into practice and was determined that this was to work. He promised 'Bread and Land' for everyone during his April Theses, his view on Marxism was to be spread throughout many ...read more.


In the front on which the Russians fought, Bolshevism came to them in the way of pamphlets, the ideas expressed by Lenin were a glimmer of hope for the soldiers, who were fighting a war in which they had been conscripted for and a far majority probably had no idea why the war had started. Lenin's ideology promised then the peace which many so badly craved, and Lenin promised so much more than the Provisional Government could offer them. Marxism contributed greatly towards the second Bolshevik revolution, but it was not the one and only cause. The failures by the Tsar and the Provisional government left the way open for the Bolsheviks to take control of a country much I need of a party for the workers. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Russia, USSR 1905-1941 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Russia, USSR 1905-1941 essays

  1. Account for the success of the Bolshevik revolution in

    In particular, it is now possible to give only these orders which do not radically conflict with the orders of the above-named Soviet.'7 The military failure of the army was significant in the victory of the Bolshevik revolution. The 15 million men added to the Russian military machine 1914-1917, fought with numerous inadequacies.

  2. History Force essay. A specific individual and group, Lenin and the Bolsheviks ...

    The peasants and the working class were heavily affected by the War with food shortages of basic food and fuel for heating and cooking. It can be said in consequence of the disastrous conditions of WWI, a spontaneous people's uprising known as the February revolution 1917 occurred.

  1. The blance sheet for russia.

    We cannot!" (Ibid., p. 63, emphasis in original.) As a matter of fact, despite the formal ban on factions, these still continued to operate in the Party after the 10th Congress. Lenin himself broke the rules, as A.I. Mikoyan recalls in his memoirs, where he recalls an incident at the

  2. Stalin and Lenin

    also helped make the USSR the biggest force in the world at that period of time. Before Lenin's death he wanted to make sure that Russia would be able to sustain it growth as a power house and he thought that the right person to help the growth would be

  1. Explain how Marxism contributed to the Bolshevik Revolution

    The poor worked land and were, basically, owned by the land owners until 1861. Then they were released from serfdom which meant they were no longer bound to the land. A lot of the workers moved to the cities after this.

  2. There were many causes of the Bolshevik Revolution. Which do you consider to ...

    In 1912 there was an incident in which Alexis was very ill but Rasputin was not in St Petersburg. Hearing of Alexis' illness, Rasputin sent a telegram back which said that Alexis would recover on the next day and, it appears, he did.

  1. Why was the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 successful

    The second was the death of his eldest brother; he had been hanged for conspiring with a revolutionary terrorist group which had plotted the assassination of Emperor Alexander 3rd. this made Lenin feel very bitter toward the government and he felt as if he could change the country for the better.

  2. There were many causes of the Bolshevik Revolution

    There were stories that he and the Tsarina were lovers. This is an extract from a letter from the Tsarina to Nicholas at the war front "Listen to our friend [Rasputin]...it is not for nothing God has sent him to us...we must pay attention to what he says...Forgive me, but

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work