russian revolution

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Brett Ford Ford 1 April 11 th , 2008 Western Civilizations Hajkowski The Russian Revolution and its Impact In March 1917, Russia went through a change that affected its people, its government, and the rest of the world. The people of Russia had been through a bloody war, defending their western front from German attackers. The people were not pleased with their leader: “The war went badly wrong. In three years Russia suffered 8 million casualties; an army of new workers crowded into the cities to build armaments, making intolerable conditions impossibly worse” (16). Czar Nicolas II abdicated his throne, and a popular government was formed in what had been for centuries a nation ruled by the Romanov family. The Bolsheviks, a left wing group of extremists saw this as the opportunity to transform the nation into a socialist state. This revolution, based on ideas written by Karl Marx in his Communist Manifesto , sparked ideas across Europe. It also sparked contempt across Europe. Between 1917 and 1923, there was no single event, person,
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