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Outside support for the Whites was no threat to the Bolsheviks, who used the intervention as propaganda claiming the Whites were assisting foreign powers in invading Russia. The Bolsheviks mistrusted the capitalist world powers which in the Marxist view, naturally opposed the existence of the world's first "socialist" state.
The Bolsheviks eventually won the civil war, gaining greater support and acceptance from the population, and were better organized for the civil war.
The Bolsheviks quickly mobilized to fight. Leon Trotsky became the new commisar of war, and his Red Army of 5 million defeated White armies in and put down the Nationalist uprisings in The country suffered one million combat casualties, several million deaths from hunger and disease caused by the civil war,executions, and permanent hatreds among ethnic minorities engendered by the barbarism of the war that brutalized society under the new Bolshevik regime.
The civil war shaped Bolshevik economic "socialism. The Bolsheviks took control of large scale industry, small-scale private economic activity, banking and all major capital and let agriculture continue. These measures were responses to economic conditions beyond control.
Radical Bolsheviks believed war communism would replace the capitalist system that collapsed in Though war communism lasted during the civil war, the war devastated Russian industry and emptied cities' populations in Moscow and Kiev. The masses of urban workers supporting the Bolshevik revolution employed in major industries diminished, leaving fewer workers remaining on the job.
War communism was devastating to agriculture. Peasants seized and redistributed noble lands and held small plots of land under twenty acres. Grain requisitioning and outlawing all private trade in grain brought famine in that claimed 5 million lives.
Urban workers and soldiers grew discontented with the Bolsheviks. The promise of socialism and workers control turned out a military dictatorship. Strikes and protests broke out inbut the Bolsheviks subdued the "popular revolts.
The Bolsheviks abandoned war communism due to an economic and political war-ravaged economy. The state continued to own all major industry and monetary concerns.
Lenin called it the "commanding heights" of the economic system. People were allowed to own private property, trade freely, and farm their land for their own benefit.
Fixed taxes were imposed on the peasantry, and what peasants grew beyond the tax requirement was theirs. Peasants were encouraged to "enrich themselves" so that their taxes could support urban industrialization and the working class.
To Lenin the NEP was "one step backward in order to take two steps forward. Manufactured goods had to be produced cheaply enough to benefit urban markets. Hence, there were shortages in grain deliveries to cities. Stalin's political success was in party conflicts.
A program of social and economic transformation began designed to modernize the nation. The "revolution from above" was the most rapid social economic transformation to modernization in any nation.
Stalin was the undisputed dictator of the USSR. Rejecting the priesthood, he participated in revolutionary activity and spent years in Siberian exile before the Russian Revolution. He was a Bolshevik party member during the Russian Revolution. Stalin was a master political strategist at internal party politics after Lenin's death in He sidelined his Bolshevik party opponents, Trotsky and Bukharin, who supported the Leninist principle of collective leadership within the top ruling circle, by isolating and expelling them successively.
Prompted by fears of falling behind the West and another world war, Stalin's plan was to step up and increase the pace of industrialization.
He began forced industrialization and total collectivization of agriculture.
In Stalin ordered officials to begin requisitioning grains in the Urals and Siberia. He soon applied the revival of war communism to the entire country.
In he announced complete collectivization. Peasants gave up private farmlands and joined collective farms, supported by the state, where peasants worked as employees.
Large scale rebellions required military intervention and artillery.Why Did The Bolsheviks Suceed In Gaining Power In ? words - 3 pages land to the peasants and pull out of the war, something the Russian public had wanted for a long time. These were particular failures of the Provisional Government, and Lenin used them to his advantage.
The Bolsheviks, meanwhile, in the Land Decree of October , recognised the land seizures carried out by the peasants. Lenin came to be known as the 'Tsar Deliverer' by the peasants in . And this is why the Communists had the chance and did win the Civil War.
On December 20, , after seizing power in Russia, Vladimir Lenin created the Cheka, the Soviet Union’s secret police. Its mission was “to punish and liquidate all attempts or actions connected with counter-revolution or sabotage, whatever their source, throughout.
Why Did The Bolsheviks Suceed In Gaining Power In ? Trotsky) amid the chaos of Russia under the Provisional Government The October/November revolution, along with Lenin's leadership, the weaknesses of the Provisional Government, the poor state of Russia and World War 1 brought the Bolsheviks more support from the desperate Russian /5(5).
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Dec 09, · He motivated his party and, through agitation & propaganda, the Bolsheviks became very popular in the army and in the factories.
Trotsky was an extremely gifted administrator. He was the chairman of the Milrevkom - the Military Revolutionary Committee - this was the organisation that orchestrated the events of October Status: Resolved.