Lenin's Consolidation of Bolshevik Rule in Russia Essay

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Lenin was able to consolidate Bolshevik rule in Russia by combining popular policies and repression: To what extent do you agree with this statement.

I do agree with this statement and i will be explaining why in this essay. Lenins main policies consisted of; war communism this was seen as repressive, the treaty of Brest Litovsk ending Russia’s involvement in WW1. The NEP 9 new economic policy.

Lenin defined his movement by the slogan “all power to the soviets” Lenin believed he could make a new revolution in a way the old one happened by starting large street demonstrations. The soviets were giving lenin little support, but lenin believed he could manipulate them for his own purposes. Lenin tried to sieve power for the bolsheviks …show more content…

This is why they decreed that they would hand over the control of the land to the peasants, state collective farms.

The red terror started, as a result form an assassination attempt on Lenin from Fanni Kaplin in August 1918. From Lenin’s hospital bed he told the Cheka ‘prepare for terror’. There was no government that could argue against the work of the Cheka, they arrested and executed 800 people in St. Petersburg in 1918, the Cheka explained that they were ‘enemies of the state’ ‘enemies of the revolution’. The red terror lasted from September 1918 to October 1918. Lenin supported the Cheka and argued on their behalf. They were also supported by Gregory Zinoviev. War communism is were the Bolsheviks took control over the factories, mines, workshops and railways.The Bolsheviks took over the banks, private trade was not allowed, workers were forced to work in factories. The red army needed supplies to fight against the White army. The Bolsheviks were communists and they wanted to take control of industry and food production in Russia.

The treaty of Brest Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on march the 3rd 1918. Between the Central powers and the Bolshevik Government, the bolsheviks had to sign the humiliating peace treaty which brought the end of the war between Russia and Germany. This did bring the end of wold war.

Lenin did have attempts

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