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Lenins contribution to the bolshevik party

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GCSE HISTORY COURSEWORK: Russia Explain Lenin's contribution to the development of the Bolshevik Party up to and including April 1917. Lenin's ideas created the Bolshevik party. In 1893, Lenin moved to St. Petersburg to join the growing communist (Marxist) party. Communists believed that everyone should be equal and that wealth should be shared. They also believed that there should be no private ownership of property and no titles (e.g. Lords, Nobles) distinguishing between people. Lenin got some of his ideas from Karl Marx who was a philosopher and wrote the 'Communist Manifesto'. In 1895, Lenin helped to create a Marxist working class organisation in St. Petersburg, but he was then exiled to Siberia for 5 years. While in exile, Lenin helped to produce a communist newspaper called 'Iskra', which means 'the spark'. ...read more.

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As they made up 80% of the population, they made the Bolsheviks popular. Lenin also believed that workers shouldn't kill workers. Eventually people started to turn against the war. In March 1917, Lenin was in exile in Switzerland so the revolution caught him by surprise. He made it back to Russia on a sealed train through Germany. When Lenin returned to Russia he sorted out the Bolsheviks. Lenin wrote the April theses, which portrayed his ideas to the community. In the April Theses, Lenin stated that the Bolsheviks should not cooperate with the provisional government. This was clever as the provisional government were unpopular and Lenin did not want to be associated with them. This meant that the Bolsheviks would look like the better option and therefore, people would vote for the Bolsheviks over the provisional government. ...read more.

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It made the Bolsheviks look good and as if they cared al lot about the workers and soldiers, therefore most of the soldiers and workers would vote for Lenin too. It also made the Bolsheviks look democratic. However, you could argue that Lenin did not help in the development of the Bolshevik party because he was in exile white a lot in other countries. This meant that he wasn't supporting the Bolsheviks. Lenin was good at propaganda. He made up important slogans such as, 'peace, bread, land' and 'all power to the soviets.' These slogans pleased the people of Russia because this is what they wanted to hear. He was a good speaker and could persuade people to even change their beliefs on politics. In conclusion, Lenin used all means possible to make the Bolsheviks the best that he could so that they would be able to take over Russia. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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