Compare and Contrast Essay on the Mexican and Russian Revolutions

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Compare and Contrast Essay on the Mexican and Russian Revolutions In the early 20th century, both Russian and Mexican peoples were both verily dissatisfied with their respective governments. Archaic standards and unjust politics led to unrest and the stirring of the winds of rebellion. With similar political and economic motives, these geographically distanced and different groups of nearly uniform peasantry both stood against their leaders in dynamic revolutions that would eventually end in vastly different sociopolitical positions in their newly claimed nations. The similarities of these two revolutionary bodies were most prominently in their inceptions. To begin with, both the
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Clearly, in many ways, especially in their beginnings, these two revolutions were verily similar. Conversely, there were also a good number of differences between the two revolutions, and, also on the contrary, the majority of these differences dealt with the results of the revolution. Firstly, the two nations were geographically quite distanced. Besides the obvious difference this imposes between the two nations, the influence of each respective revolutionary government was based on nearby geographic persuasions respective to each nation. Mexico being adjacent to the U.S., they adopted Democracy, while the Marxist, Eastern-European influence on Russia led them to a Communist government. Second, as just mentioned, the political/economic systems of both nations were verily antipodal. While Mexico adopted free and liberal Democracy and Capitalism to reorganize their façade of a democratic government that was present under Díaz, V.I. Lenin incepted a New Economic Policy (the N.E.P.: an ever-so-slightly more liberal Communist economy) and Communist, completely equal and collectivist political ideals to revitalize Russian strength and nationalism in a new Russian era. Finally, a particularly notable difference between the two was their varying levels of post-revolutionary social stability. While Lenin’s N.E.P. and Communist reforms did not immediately or completely solve Russia’s
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