Was Lenin a "Red Tsar"?

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Was Lenin a "Red Tsar"?


  • Established a repressive system of government that lasted 75 years
  • Autocratic, dictatorial style of rule
  • Centralised power to an extreme degree
  • Went back on promises to Soviets and peasantry
  • Replaced aristocracy with Bolshevik "elite"
  • Abolished democracy (January 1918)


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