Vladimir Lenin And The Revolutionary Revolution

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In the beginning of the twentieth century, Russia was overtaken by the clash of two ideologies that represented a social, political and economic world order; one that at the time was the capitalist system and the other of revolutionary socialism. After the February Revolution 1917, Vladimir Lenin returned from exile and published a series of directives in an effort to channel the revolutionary energy to an uncompromised movement; prominently known as the “April Theses.” Moreover, later on December 1917, Lenin’s argument, shift from justifying the involvement in the war and the cooperation with liberals in the Provisional Government, such shift it is noticeable in “The Thesis on the Constituent Assembly,” thus showing that Lenin’s writing gave the Bolsheviks a strategic advantage, justified their extreme actions and impacted the course of Russian history. The “April Theses” influenced the October revolution to overthrow the monarchy and establish the Red Army in power. In the process, based on the theories of Karl Marx the first communist state in the world was established. Published on April 7, 1917 in the Pravda, Lenin criticized the provisional government and urged the citizens to not support the bourgeois for “the utter falsity of all its promises should be made clear.” While the provisional government had established a structure of rights and liberties in Russia, Lenin became an opportunist when it came down to the doctrine of the class struggle, he stated, “The weight

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