History - Russia - Political Parties

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  • Radical Parties
    • Populists (Narodniks)
      • Future lay in the hands of the peasants
      • Leaders from upper and middle classes
      • Over throw the Trsar
      • Lived with peasants to inform them
      • Used terror
      • Led by Lavrov and Chaikovsky
    • Social Revolutionaries
      • People's Will used terror
      • Moderates worked with other parties to achieve improvements
      • Founded in 1901 by Chernov
      • 1906 - growing support from proffessional classes, trade unions and All Russian Union of Peasants
      • 2000 assassination attempts 1901-1905 including Interior minister and Grand Duke Sergei
      • Weakened by internal divisions
    • Social Democrats
      • Marxist party
      • Split into Bolsheviks and Mensheviks in 1903 - 3rd party congress
        • Votes = 28 - 22 but after Jewish Bund left Lenin won 17 - 15
      • Leaders were Lenin and Martov
      • Used propaganda e.g.. Iskra 'spark'
      • Marx ideas matched Russian History e.g. the age of Witte
    • Liberals
      • Supported moderate reforms such as Oct Manifesto and Dumas
      • Kadets wanted consitutional monarchy, elected assembly
        • Equality, civil rights, end of censorship  abolition of redemption payments, Trade unions and free education
      • Middle class
      • Supporters of Witte
      • Octobristz leaders were Guchkov and Rodzianko
      • Kadets were liberal intelligenssia part

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