The Russian Revolution New Edition
• The structure of Russia was • The Russian population did not
very weak compared to the rest rally behind their government at
of Europe. They had no middle all. During World War One the
class and experienced large- population rallied together
scale industrial growth almost 60 against the government, and
years after England. The lack of around a year after the feudalist
a middle class resulted in the rule would be dead.
upper and lower classes working • The Bolsheviks believed that
together to attack the you could go straight to a
government. communist revolution without a
• The government also bourgeois revolution, thus
emancipated peasants way later resulting in the implementation
than the rest of Europe, which of communism once the
resulted in a very poor economy, Bolsheviks took power.
defined by classes and land • Karl Marx created the
ownership. communist manifesto, which
• The First World War hit and the sparked the idea of communism
Russian population hated in Russia.
defeats and loved victories
• Valdimir Lenin was the leader of
(distrust in government). the Bolsheviks and was seen as
• Russia had lost a lot of money in the main reason for people
the First World War, and the wanting to rally against the
workforce had been pushed too government in the Revolution.
much to produce things for the He was the Leader of it.
soldiers and to make a profit.
• A revolution was going to
happen regardless of who lead
The Model of Totalitarianism
• There is a system of terror • Totalitarianism usually is started
implemented, which is both by an ideology focused at the
physical and psychic. It is perfect final state of mankind.
directed against enemies of the • There is usually one leader or a
regime and attacks them
through violence and dictator. They possess an
absolute power, and usually lead
oppression. the group that