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Unformatted text preview: groups were forming minds of their own instead of just becoming a giant, cooperating mass, Lenin and the Bolsheviks began to worry. Evidence of the fear of party separatism was apparent within all of the essays. It’s interesting that this occurred, because before their class-consciousness arose, the peasants would not dare stepping out into the limelight and demanding more rights. Because the intelligentsia, the changing of government, and the general changing of the times, these peasants felt that they could finally demand more rights. This seemed to backfire on Lenin and his followers, because once the peasants realized that they were being oppressed, they began to divide into different groups with different needs and agendas. Their individual problems seemed much more important and pressing than what was going on in Russia as a whole....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 210 taught by Professor Notgoingtotell.. during the Fall '08 term at Beloit.
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