Mid-Term - Libby Walters HIST 242 Mid-Term Exam 3/6/08 1....

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Libby Walters HIST 242 Mid-Term Exam 3/6/08 1. a. Lenin applied Marxist thought to Russia in that he said that peasants would join the revolution against capitalism, as well as the workers. He also said that a vanguard, a small group of professional revolutionaries, would lead the revolution. Lenin wanted this vanguard to be his Bolshevik party. b. In short, the revolution of February/March, 1917, was caused by the war and the Tsar’s unresponsiveness to its effects on the population, including food shortages and rising inflation (Evtuhov, 278). A demonstration by the people against these things managed to snowball into a revolution. c. The major events which led to the Bolshevik seizure of power included the July Days, in which protestors called for the Bolsheviks to seize power, the general dissatisfaction and instability of the Provisional Government,
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the rise in membership and support, especially over the summer months, and finally the Bolshevik seizure of power by force. 2. a. The Russian Civil War began in 1918. The white army was disadvantaged in that there was much tension and diversity, along with the fact that the Allied forced who had initially come to help the White army withdrew in 1919 and 1920 (with the exception of the Japanese). The communist army,
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 242 taught by Professor Suziedelis during the Spring '08 term at Millersville.

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