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  • 1. STORY TIME! THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION STARRING VLADIMIR LENIN
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  • 5. 1. The Formula for Twentieth Century Revolution
    • Traditional Rural Society
    • Rapid Industrialization
    • Corrupt, stubborn, unresponsive political system
    • Harsh living conditions, unfair treatment
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  • 9. 2. Failure of the Provisional Government
    • Liberal provisional government replaces Czar
    • Liberalism not deeply rooted in Russia
    • Continued to fight in WWI
    • Did not grant massive land reforms and respected private property
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  • 11. 3. Success of the Bolsheviks
    • Tight organization with a plan of action
    • Lenin was a charismatic leader, great revolutionary organizer
    • Created a vanguard of the Proletariat (Dictatorial Force)
    • Protect Russia against capitalism and western imperialism
    • Pressed for state control of all land
    • Called for immediate revolution
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  • 13. 4. Actions of the Bolsheviks
    • Created a one party communist system
    • Exited WWI (Brest-Litovsk Treaty)
    • Redistributed land to peasants
    • Nationalized Basic Industry
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  • 15. 5. Civil War
    • Resistance from czarist loyalists
    • Whites (Czarist loyalists) vs Reds (Communists)
    • Whites were supported by U.S., France, Britain, and Japan
    • 3 year war – Red Army wins, widespread support against foreign intervention.
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  • 17. 6. New Economic Policy (NEP)
    • 1921 – Lenin promises greater freedom to small business and peasant farmers
    • Temporary policy to boost economy
    • Allowed some capitalism and private ownership of land
    • Food production began to recover, stabilized government
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  • 19. 7. Summary
    • USSR becomes the first Communist nation
    • Created a new political, economic and cultural structure without internal challenge
    • Authoritarian Rule
    • Supported socialist movements around the world
    • 1923 – New constitution created a federal system of socialist republics
    • Capital is moved to Moscow
  • 20. What part of the story is this painting depicting?