The Two Events of the 1917 Russian Revolution Analytical Essay by scribbler

The Two Events of the 1917 Russian Revolution
Looks at the two separate revolutions in February and October that are part of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
# 153208 | 3,075 words | 11 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 06, 2013 in History (Russian)

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This paper explains that the 1917 Russian Revolution was a sequence of events that took place throughout 1917, which involved two separate revolutions in February and October that thrust the country into a Civil War resulting in the beginning of the Communist State. Next, the author describes the February revolution against the Tsar and noble landowners, the October St. Petersburg revolution against food scarcities, the key leaders Vladimir Ilich Lenin and Alexander Kerensky and the eventual Russian Civil War from 1918 to 1921 between the Whites and the Reds. The paper also relates the many ways that the Russian Civil War was similar to the American Civil War.

Table of Contents:
Background Information
Main Leaders of the Revolution
The War/Separation
The Aftermath

From the Paper:

"The Russian Civil War tore Russia between 1918 and 1921. This war took place because there had been many groups that had formed in opposition to Lenin's Bolsheviks. These groups were comprised of monarchists, militarists, and, for a small time, foreign nations. Jointly, they were known as the Whites while the Bolsheviks were known as the Reds. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk had shown a lot of people how feeble the Bolsheviks actually were. Lenin had called for peace at any cost and the Germans had exacted very harsh terms.
"By the end of 1917, the Bolsheviks only in effect controlled Petrograd, Moscow and the area between both of these cities. With the fall of Nicholas II, many essentials of the Russian empire took the occasion to state their independence. The Whites, led by Mannerheim, were aided by the Germans. Luderndorff even considered putting a German prince in power in Finland once the Whites had won. With German assistance, the Finnish Whites pushed back the Finnish-Russo boundary and Petrograd was then almost within weaponry range."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "1917 Russian Revolution." 2011, viewed 20 January 2011, <>
  • "Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union." 2009, viewed 20 January 2011, <>
  • "Defending the Victory of the Revolution." 2011, viewed 20 January 2011, <>
  • "Fighting for a Classless Society." 2011, viewed 20 January 2011, < .htm>
  • Litwin, Peter. 2002. "The Russian Revolution", viewed 20 January 2011, <>

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