Vladimir Lenin

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Vladimir Lenin

  1. 1. Vladimir Lenin An Economist By ROBERT KARPINSKi
  2. 2. Background Information Born in 1870, Into an upper class Russian family Named Vladimir Ilyich Uylanov The namesake Lenin is from the river ‘Lena’
  3. 3. Marxism •Marxism is the basis for Lenin’s political economic theory. • Marxism was theorized by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engel's They Concluded that: • “The world is divided into the exploited and the exploiters” • People exploit each other because of personal property • The exploited will eventually rise up and overthrow the exploiters, replacing capitalism with socialism.
  4. 4. Leninism  Leninism, also associates personal property with exploitation.  The revolution must be led by a ‘vanguard of professional revolutionaries.  The vanguards main job destabilizing the oppressive regime.  Lenin’s followers were known as the Bolsheviks.
  5. 5. Russian Revolution WW1 drastically destabilized the country, creating a lack of food and a tremendous amount of Russian casualties. • 1916, The czar is overthrown, and a moderate interim government replaces the monarchy.  1917, the Bolshevik party comes to power after violently overthrowing the interim government.
  6. 6. Aftermath  After coming to power in 1917…. The state took control of all personal property, in effect ending it. • Socialism & Communism did not end exploitation as was hoped, instead the state vastly misused its power and became totalitarian country.
  7. 7. The Fall Of Lenin 1918, Lenin got shot in the neck at a rally: • he slowly withdraws from politics, • has three seizures, • dies in 1923.
  8. 8. Bibliography  http://www.clker.com/cliparts/0/3/1/8/1242249963146457846Hammer_and_sickle.svg.med.png  Raymond, Carr.”The Future That Didn’t Work.” 19 Jan. 2002.  Marixst/Leninist Economics. 2000. Web. 22 Sept. 2009.www.schwarzreport.org/essays/m-l_summaris/economics.  “Britannica Online. 22 Sep. 2009 Leninism. “Encyclopedia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia <http://www.Britannica.com/Ebchecked/topic/3359559  http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1555/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1555R-95042.jpg  http://www.stel.ru/museum/lenin_museum_images/lenin-photo30.jpg  http://bitsblog.florack.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/lenin.jpg  http://www.dc-server.de/eastblokmusic/pix/leningrad.jpg

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