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History 150: The Russian Revolution-2

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Date Created: 03/28/16
3/28/16: Revolution in Russia Revolution in Russia ***test questions***  Leon Trotsky and the Red Guard (militia). o Training for the siege of power. o October 24­25, 1917:  Trotsky and the Red Guard led the October Revolution.  Carry out actions that constitute the Red Guard. o Took over communication centers in Petrograd:  Railway stations.  Telephone exchanges.  Post office. o Cut off communication with the outside world o Broke into the Winter Palace where the Provisional Government was meeting and arrested them.  The Bolshevik seizure of power.  Also known as the 2  revolution.   3 important developments that followed the October Revolution:  New era in Russian history.  (1)  March 1918: o Peace treaty signed with Germany. o Lenin kept his promise. o Officially closed the Russian participation in WWI.  Russia is out of the war.  (2)  1918­1921—Civil War. o White Army vs. Red Army led by Trotsky.  White Army: Anti­Bolshevik.  Far from secure in their position.  Fought a brutal war for 3 years.  Red Army will leave victorious, but the Bolshevik will still be in power.  Secret police by the Bolshevik will be told to kill off the other political powers. o July 1918:  Execution of Nicholas II and his family.  (3) Lenin’s death and Stalin’s rise to power. o 1922: Lenin suffered his first stroke.  Thinking about his mortality and who was going to take over power when he is gone.  Lenin’s “Testament”.  Wanted someone else in his place besides Stalin. 3/28/16: Revolution in Russia  Not   endorsing   Stalin   as   his successor.  Was not made public until 1958.  Stalin   had   risen   to   the   position   of   the General Secretary of the Communist Party. o January of 1924:  Lenin died.  Did not live to see his suggestions carried out. o 1924­1927:  Power struggle between Stalin and Trotsky.  Trotsky and Lenin were very close.  Stalin was cunning and had strategy. o Built   up   his   power   base within the communist party. o Projected himself as Lenin’s chosen successor.  Successful in keeping Lenin’s   Testament   a secret.  The falsification of photographs.  Made   a   lot   of   “fake   photos”   to achieve his end.  Became   a   trend   in   altering photographs to alter records. 3/28/16: Revolution in Russia Stalin’s “Revolution from Above”  The authors of your textbook state that it was “the most rapid social and economic transformation any nation has seen in modern history.” (p. 602).  Speech about Stalin’s plans for industrialization. o Stalin:  Ruthless brutal dictator.  Wanted to modernize Russia.  Transform the nation into a modern industrial nation. o Five Year Plans:  Cove for his vision in industrialization.  Wanted rapid industrialization in a short amount of time.  High goals in projection targets.  Emphasis on the development of heavy industry:  Steel production.  Power plants.  Extension of the railway system.  Plan for a minimal production of consumer goods.  1  one begun in 1928.  Results in 1938. o There was a  400%  increase in  overall  industrial production. o In 1938: rd  The Soviet Union was now the  3   major industrial power in the world.  Conditions of everyday life for industrial workers.  A decade of hardship and scarcity for workers. o Experienced cramped living conditions.  Magnitogorsk.


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