Lenin and the Revolution

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Lenin said that it's possible to talk about creation of a Soviet Union (i.e. import of socialism) only when we are absolutely sure of socialism in our own country. Those who talk about restoration of the Soviet Union without having yet Soviet power in Russia itself, are not only being stupid, but criminal, because such a notion justified the colonial politics of Russian imperialism. We are fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or we shall be crushed. "You are poor and abundant, mighty and impotent, Mother Russia." The Bolsheviks policy concentration more on the Russian people, whereas Stalin cared more about Russia’s economy and agriculture The Bolsheviks were also against autocracy and hierarchy, and Stalin was an autocratic leader Note that nationalization and collectivization was not only Stalin’s idea, but the party altogether … Stalin's "revolution from above" sought to bui Continue...


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ld socialism by means of forced collectivization and industrialization, programs that entailed tremendous human suffering and loss of life. When Stalin took over he came up with the idea of socialism in one country witch wasn't exactly part of the Bolshevik plan...Lenin had previously Stated that it is possible to talk about the creation of soviet union, once you are absolutely sure of socialism in your own country. One of the main Bolshevik policies was to demolish any form of autocracy and to eliminate social hierarchy. The use of slave labor was extensive, because now new expensive machinery that had to be bought with hard currency was no longer necessary. Stalin had man himself god like a personality cult " witch was against the Bolshevik system seeing as they were against autocracy The state and media controlled everything the Russian watch heard of or read! This practice was going against Marxist ideology, Marx had written that slavery was uneconomic, because slaves had to be fed whether they worked or not and had no incentive to work. Stalin was indefinitely and autocratic leader and to some extent had created his own personality cult, where he believed to be "like god, what happened to all the theology, isn't this blasphemy Leninism focus' on the well being of peasants whereas Stalin cared much about the economy of Russia and its industrial backwardness, in his attempt to fix Russia's backwardness he introduced " the five year plans, the first five year plan starting 1928 - 32 ... many lives were taking and the state of the peasants were deteriorating. The five-year plan spent very little money to keep the peasants alive this plan also had its pro and cons. Bolshevism still existed at the time of Stalin, but many changes had been made. In this case how ever the cost of acquiring slaves was low and the supply was limitless and little money was spent on keeping them alive. Bolsheviks wanted world socialism whereas Stalin focus " socialism in one country Trotsky communist international Russia's agriculture was at the same level in 1939 as in 1928 with a 40 million increased population. Stalin's justification the five year plan was the fact that Russia was fifty to one hundred year behind other advanced countries, if we they didn't do something soon Russia would be crushed. But was that the only way of fixing the backwardness to use the peasants as slaves Was this what bolshevism was all about This plan was mainly based on the industrialization and collectivization of farm and was against the Marxist ideology, Marx had written that slavery was uneconomic and that's peasants had to be fed whether or not they worked. I agree with this statement to a certain extent. Collectivization did indeed bring Russia back to its feet when it came to economy and industry, it was no longer backwards and was well reaching its goals, its coal produce had almost doubled along with its pig iron and oil, but the peasants were still resisting, and more and more people were dying.

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