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Russian Revolution

Robert Hatch McNeal

Russian Revolution

why did the Bolsheviks win?

by Robert Hatch McNeal

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Published by Rinehart in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliography.

      SeriesSource problems in world civilization
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK265.17 .M35
      The Physical Object
      Pagination62 p.
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6266747M
      LC Control Number59002128
      OCLC/WorldCa1457709

      Conscription across Russia resulted in unwilling citizens being sent off to war. Eventually, Trotsky was exiled from the U. In Februarystriking workers elected deputies to represent them and socialist activists began organizing a citywide council to unite these deputies with representatives of the socialist parties. What could Kerensky have been thinking?

      Russian troops stopped retreating, and there were even some modest successes in the offensives that were staged that year, albeit at great loss of life. Of the three-quarters of the population classified as peasants by a government census inthe vast majority were illiterate — very conservative people with a long tradition of highly centralized rule for whom drastic change mainly in the urban centers was deeply destabilizing. These staggering losses played a definite role in the mutinies and revolts that began to occur. On March 11, the troops of the Petrograd army garrison were called out to quell the uprising. Rampant discontent lowered morale, which was further undermined by a series of military defeats. This book is a slice of intensified history—history as I saw it.

      There was enormous discontent with Russia's involvement in the war, and many were calling for an end to it. Ill-equipped and poorly led, Russian armies suffered catastrophic losses in campaign after campaign against German armies. Growing numbers of socialists and lower-class Russians viewed the government less as a force in support of their needs and interests. The leaders of the Petrograd Soviet believed that they represented particular classes of the population, not the whole nation.


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