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Notes 11/13 Two parties are set up in Russia. Mensheviks, and Bolsheviks. What changes the power between the two parties is that the Petrograd Soviets claimed that they would give them food, money, and other social needs but never delivered, Lenin (Bolesheviks) did that. Bolshevik s- meant majority. The distinction between the two was about who was going to lead the rev. and how it was going to come about. Lenin was impatient and wanted to make the rev. happen fast Would do this with a small band of ruthless leaders He would be the leader of the rev and become the leader of the new government. Bolsheviks were actually not the majority, this was a strategic name. Mensheviks - meant minority. Are willing to wait for the rev to happen Want allies in their struggle, socialist, other parties, etc Wanted it to unfold like marx claimed it would, far more democratic in their thoughts, they wanted more people to join them. Russia no longer wanted to be in war. The Russian army started as the world largest but it soon died off, almost half of the army lost. This upset the masses of people and they demanded change. In Petrograd people were freezing and dying, lack of faith in Russian
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