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6/6/16, 10:36 PMTopic Print ViewPage 1 of 50(NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseWeek 2: Post War Europe and the Russian Revolution - DiscussionThe 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 thatthe masses mobilized to support these movements? Elaborate.ResponsesResponseAuthorDate/TimeCommunism and the Russian RevolutionProfessor Jones 5/6/2016 1:03:20 PM1917 was a big year for the Russian empire. Two revolutions wracked the country that year leading to a dramatic change ingovernment and the birth of the Soviet Union. Not too much later Josef Stalin began an extended period in charge of the newUSSR. How did these events come to be? RE: Communism and the Russian RevolutionTasia Thomas 5/9/2016 3:40:56 PMLenin was the man that lead the Russian's revolution. Lenin agreed with Karl Marx's ideas of communism. Lenin justfelt a further step should be taken, he felt revolutions could bring change. Lenin had his allies killed, then he and theBolsheviks began to rebuild the Russian economy. The Bolsheviks were also known as communists.RE: Communism and the RussianRevolutionProfessor Jones 5/10/2016 10:57:00 AMHow was Lenin able to take over? His revolution was not the first even in 1917. What got him to power?
RE: Communism andthe RussianRevolutionProfessor Jones 5/11/2016 1:00:47 PMLenin is an interesting figure. Is or rather was he a charismatic one? Why do you think so?