Mar14 - Russia and the Russian Revolution 1700-1918 Key...

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Russia and the Russian Revolution, 1700-1918 Key Terms: · Slavophiles and Westernizers · Revolution of 1905 · Lenin’s Revision of Marxism · Bolsheviks and Mensheviks · March Revolution · Provisional Government · soviets · October Revolution I. Background: Russia and the West, 1700-1905 These revolutionaries saw themselves as children of the Enlightenment and heirs of the French Revolution, especially those of 1793 with the radical, proletariat revolution Ideally, a classless society should develop, and then there would no longer be a need for a state o This does not happen, and the Communist Party even becomes the oppression o Lenin realized the working class needed to be led to a revolution Russia developed rather independently Peter the Great (1682-1725) Opens a Door to the West o The modernization of Russia really began with him o Struck a deal with the nobility to give them complete control over their serfs o Pushed for westernization in his court with everyone having to speak and o Expansion and St. Petersburg
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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