The Bolshevik Revolution; Its Rise And Meaning

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byMaksim Maksimovich Litvinov

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SUPPORT BY THE MASSES. In seizing the reins of power the Bolsheviks were playing a game with high stakes. Petrograd had shown itself entirely on their side. To what extent would the masses of the proletariat and the peasant army in the rest of the country support them? The Bolsheviks were not the men to shirk the issue. Though the Central Executive of the Soviets, elected by the Soviets' congress in June, and therefore still dominated by Mensheviks and Socialist-Revolutionaries, had opposed the idea of a new congress, on the initiative of, and under pressure from the Bolsheviks, such a Congress had been summoned, in a legal way, by the Central Executive Committee to meet at Petrograd on November 7th, that is, on the morrow of the day. fixed for the revolution. The composition of the congress fully bore out the expectations of the Bolsheviks and allayed the fears of those among them who were inclined to doubt the appropriateness of the time chosen for the revolution. Of the 676 delegates who came from all parts of Russia and were elected on a most democratic basis, no fewer than 390, (or more than half), were Bolsheviks, 199 were Socialist-Revolutionaries of the extreme Left, 35 were Internationalist Social Democrats, 21 were Ukrainian Social Democrats, and only 51 belonged to the Mensheviks and the Socialist-Revolutionaries of the Right. Before the proceedings began, these last-named 51 delegates, perceiving the hopelessness of their 'position, rose to declare that they would have nothing in common with the "usurpers", and left the congress. -- 34 -- The remaining 625 soon found a common basis in their approval of the Bolshevik revolution, drew up a series of resolutions on peace, land, and a number of other important subjects, elected a new central executive co...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SUPPORT BY THE MASSES. In seizing the reins of power the Bolsheviks were playing a game with high stakes. Petrograd had shown itself ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217888941

ISBN - 13:9780217888943

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