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- Created on: 02-10-18 17:08
- Great influence on revolutionary movement - often in exile.
- Major role in Bols seizure of power, establishment of Communist rule in Russia.
- Revisionist historians - Lenin laid base for future Communist leaders to build on.
- Stalin & Khrushchev - thought to have continued Leninist ideas & policies rather than introducing own style of Communism.
- Jan 1918 - 3rd All Russian Congress of Soviets - shut down Constituent Assembly, announced establishment of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Governed by All-Russian Congress of Soviets - Central Executive Committee & Council of People's Commissars. Sovnarkom.
- In theory meant people should be represented directly - new organs of gov dominated by Bols.
- March 1918 - Lenin authorised signing of Treaty of Brest-Litvosk - ended Russia's involvement in WW1.
- Divorce & abortions permitted. Education open to workers, drive for literacy & education.
- Working class greatly encouraged to attend university.
- NEP introduced - result of devastating effects of 1921 famine.
- Labour resources geared to war effort - militarisation of labour.
- Workers expected to focus on producing goods essential to winning war.
- Decrees passed - Decree on peace, civil marriage & divorce made easier. Institute for protection of mothers and children formed. Commissariat of public education - education out of hands of Church. All titles abolished - everyone 'comrade' - attempt to establish equality in Russia - traditionally socialist principle.
- 1917 - Lenin introduce State Capitalism - complete control of economy by state before dictatorship of Proletariat established. Reinforced by Decree on…