Was Lenin More Significant for His Actions in 1917 or for His Subsequent Actions from 1918 to 1924?

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Was Lenin more significant for his actions in 1917 or for his subsequent actions from 1918 to 1924?

Lenin was a Russian revolutionary and was best known for being one of the main leaders of the October Revolution in 1917 and the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic. But was Lenin more significant for his actions in 1917 or his subsequent actions from 1918 to 1924? That is the question I will be exploring in this essay and I will be thinking of all of his actions in the mentioned years.

Lenin 's main role in 1917 was to spearhead the revolution. In February 1917 the February Revolution took place, the result of an accumulation of social, political and economic problems caused by the war. In 1917 the war effort caused
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There was a great deal of repression in Russia, such as all non-Bolshevik papers being banned. The freedom of opinion in Russia, which had been achieved by the Provisional Government, was lost in the space of two months. Banks were put under Bolshevik government control. The Bolsheviks banned religion and abolished the teaching of history and Latin.

Some things did improve for the workers. An eight-hour day was introduced as well as unemployment pay and pensions. The Bolsheviks gave the land previously owned by the nobles to the peasants, and factories were handed over to worker 's committees. There was also a huge campaign to teach everyone to read. Trains went around the country showing communist newsreels and giving lectures to teach peasants about Communism. A law of December 1919 decreed that the illiterate, who comprised of over half the country 's population, should attend school.

The Russian economy was already in a critical state at the time of the Revolution but the crisis worsened as World War was replaced by Civil War. In 1917 Lenin introduced ‘War Communism ' which meant that special measures were needed to deal with a national emergency. The period between 1918 and 1921 came to be known as the period of War Communism. Farms and factories were put under state control and private trade was banned. Food was taken for soldiers and industrial workers. Peasants who refused to hand it over to the red Army were shot or sent to labour camps. The Cheka

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