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Document Analysis #2 Lenin vs. Stalin Lacey Baker “Compare Lenin vs. Stalin and how they understood the relationship between the people and the regime. Who did they see as the enemies of the people?” Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, two communist leaders from the late 1800’s – early 1900’s, shared very comparable ideas about revolutionizing Russia. They were alike when they both stated to be completely against capitalism, and talked of new ways to implement change and progress in the reigning political power. “Anyone who has carefully observed life in the Countryside, as compared with life in the cities, knows that we have not torn up the roots of capitalism and have not undermined the foundation, the basis, of the internal enemy.” (Lenin) This quote demonstrates that Lenin not only recognizes the effects of capitalism throughout the upper level of human functioning, but also down to the tiniest, lowest class peasant. Throughout his essay he focuses a lot on peasants, because they do the grunt work for all of the people who don’t want to, and
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