Lenin Followed Marxism, Stalin Did Not Essay

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Marxism was defined by a man named Karl Marx and his associate Fredrich Engels. Basically, Marxism is defined as a conflict theory, as Marx said that society is separated by a conflict between the rich and the poor. Today, when one thinks about Marx’s philosophy, he is often tied as an enemy to Capitalism due to his ties to Communism. Although he did layout the foundry to Communism as we know it, he never saw it to be how it is today. He saw it as a way for social egalitarianism; Equality for the poor and rich (the Proletariat and Bourgeoisie); a classless society. He wanted to the big businesses and factories not to be owned by one man or company as in capitalism, but to be owned by everyone. A concept he called Collective…show more content…
Lenin’s side was known as the “Reds”. The Reds won after a bloody war. The campaign became known as the "Red Terror", due to the murders of thousands of Russian peasants, and the use of thousands more of these peasants or members of the White army into concentration camps as "enemies of the revolution." Lenin caused a terrible Famine in 1921 when his economic innovations began to take place. By 1922, Lenin was the ruler Russia, He also eventually Russia into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the USSR. He died on January 21, 1924 due to a series of strokes that would eventually kill him. He was followed by a man known as Joseph Stalin; the bloodiest man of WWII who would make Hitler look like a playground bully. Joseph Stalin born into a Osif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. He was born into an abusive family, and later left to study at the Tiflis Theological Seminary. He Later left to become a fellow Marxist revolutionist. He was exiled six times into Siberia and six times which he escaped due his contributions in being a Bolshevik revolutionist. He often led strikes and riots against local authorities. He became one of the Bolshevik’s key contributors, and rose to power by taking out who was above him. Lenin before he died saw Stalin as a threat and proposed to remove him of power, a proposal which was denied. Stalin along the way of becoming this brute, he changed him name to Stalin, or “Steel-one” followed by the “lin” referring to
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