WEEK 2 - RISE OF TOTALITARIANISM - Topic Print View 10:36 PM Week 2 Post War Europe and the Russian Revolution Discussion The Rise of

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6/6/16, 10 : 36 PM Topic Print View Page 1 of 50 (NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=False Week 2: Post War Europe and the Russian Revolution - Discussion The Rise of Totalitarianism (graded) Compare and contrast the two types of totalitarian governments that arose after 1917, that is, communism and fascism. What were the origins of these governments, their accomplishments, and their failures? What accounts for the fact that the masses mobilized to support these movements? Elaborate. Responses Response Author Date/Time Communism and the Russian Revolution Professor Jones 5/6/2016 1:03:20 PM 1917 was a big year for the Russian empire. Two revolutions wracked the country that year leading to a dramatic change in government and the birth of the Soviet Union. Not too much later Josef Stalin began an extended period in charge of the new USSR. How did these events come to be? RE: Communism and the Russian Revolution Tasia Thomas 5/9/2016 3:40:56 PM Lenin was the man that lead the Russian's revolution. Lenin agreed with Karl Marx's ideas of communism. Lenin just felt a further step should be taken, he felt revolutions could bring change. Lenin had his allies killed, then he and the Bolsheviks began to rebuild the Russian economy. The Bolsheviks were also known as communists. RE: Communism and the Russian Revolution Professor Jones 5/10/2016 10:57:00 AM How was Lenin able to take over? His revolution was not the first even in 1917. What got him to power?
RE: Communism and the Russian Revolution Professor Jones 5/11/2016 1:00:47 PM Lenin is an interesting figure. Is or rather was he a charismatic one? Why do you think so?

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