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Lesson 27: The Russian Civil War and the Rise of Stalin

by: Kaitlyn Hamke

Lesson 27: The Russian Civil War and the Rise of Stalin Hist 150

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The West in the World
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Date Created: 11/16/15
Lesson 27 The Russian Civil War and the Rise of Stalin Leon Trotsky 0 One of the leaders of the Bols hevik Party Red Guard Units 0 Originally factory workers 0 Very left wing socialists 0 Form an alliance with the Bolshevik Party quotThe Storming of the Winter Palace 0 Provisional government was meeting 0 Red Guard storms in and seizes power 0 Red Guard arrests the Provisional government October 1927 0 Film by Sergei Eisenstein 18981948 0 Depicts the Storming of the Winter Palace and how they Bolsheviks seized power 0 Intended to look very heroic Early 1918 o Bolsheviks change their name to the Communist Party 0 Civil war breaks out in Russia 0 Red Forces vs White Forces I White Forces 0 Group of organized people that joined together over their hatred of the Party 0 Joined forces with many of the Western Powers 0 Joined by many Generals and officers I Red Forces 0 Misfit army 0 Made up of many of the people from the Red Guard 0 Not particularly good at fighting 0 Leon Trotsky is in charge of turning the Red Army to a more traditional force 0 quotBuilding socialism with the bricks of capitalism o quot12 Million military combatants were killed during the civil war 0 Some people we re so hungry that they actually resorted to cannibalism 0 Ma ny people believed that the Western Powers were trying to control the White Forces 0 Many historians say that this was the basis for the Cold War 0 Russian civil war led to the organization known as the quotChekaquot o quotChekaquot Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counte rrevolution and Sabotage quotThe sword and shield of the Party Powers to quell counter revolution Could arrest and execute counterrevolutiona ries Will be given control over a network of prison and labor camps KGB famous secret police organization that got its start from Cheka Given expanded powers and created by the Communist Party OOOOOO Militarization of the Party 0 Making the party even more ruthless and authoritarian 0 Major power struggle within the party during the 1920 s 0 Lenin is having a health struggle Joseph Stalin 18791953 0 Came from a working class background 0 Worked in the Revolutionary Underground 0 Fundraiser for the party by robbing banks 0 Not as well educated as some of the other leaders 0 Looked down upon by some of the other members of the party 0 Appointed general secretary to the central committee to the party Lenin s Last Testament o Concerned about the rise of Stalin o Refers to power struggles and warns the party against the power of Stalin o Afraid that Stalin would become too overcome with power Stain still emerges as victor I Presented himself as a friend of Lenin in order to appeal to the people I Stalin and his followers rewrite the history of the party 0 Rewrite history and get rid of Stalin s rivals 0 Revised photographs and historical documents 0 Was a way for Stalin and his supporters to consolidate his power


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