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Lenin and the Bolsheviks

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The political amnesty granted to political exiles and political prisoners in the spring of 1917 by the provisional government led by Kerensky, meant the return of exiles to Russia. One of them, the most prominent figure was Lenin who returned on the 3 April from Switzerland where he had been in exile for all 11 years. The amnesty also saw the return of other important figures in Russian history that played important roles in Russian political transition in 1917 and later on, the most important of them included; Trotsky, Kamenev, Dzerzhinsky, Stalin and many others. On his return to Russia, Lenin landed in Petrograd where the Bolsheviks were on the rise and found the first soviet state already in place. ...read more.


a target to have the Bolsheviks the only existing and actively operating political party in Russia, he further on surprised everyone when he declared that the Bolsheviks were mature enough to takeover the government alone. He also demanded an end to the Russian imperialist war against Germany which had lead Russia in unfortunate problems like inflation lose of land and people and so on. Lenin really pointed at the problems which had been a major burden to the Russian people through decades; they had never got any leader who really solved their problem especially the peasants whose struggle for more land never came to an end even if many tsars and a few commissars tried to come up with reforms that they thought would solve the land issue. ...read more.


As more factories were closed down and unemployment grew, people started to think that maybe only a Bolsheviks government world stabilise their country, this was followed by a new Petrograd newspaper called Pravda which spread Bolshevik propaganda especially to the soldiers on the front. Lenin's activities led him into another exile this time to Finland after rapid attacks from the government, he secretly came back in October and this time more determined ordered for an uprising to oust the provisional government. With the help of Trotsky who led the Petrograd Red army smoothly managed to take over the capital and winter palace and other important public infrastructures in just three days forcing the members of the provisional government to give up, hence completing his October revolution. Then Lenin had the opportunity to establish his all Bolshevik government which he achieved after the Menshevik and right SRs protested his capture of fire. ...read more.

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