What role did Vladimir Lenin play in the Russian Revolution?

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    The Russian Revolution was a significant war because it led to communism that spread throughout the world. The Russian Revolution was led by a man named Vladimir Lenin. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, some people have referred to the Russian Revolution as the most momentous political occasion of the 20th century, which makes Lenin the century’s most momentous political leader (Ulyanov).
  • Lenin's Birth

    Lenin's Birth
    Vladimir Lenin was born as Vladimir Ilich Ulianov, but in 1900, Vladimir changed his last name to Lenin (Brown).
  • Lenin Becomes Leader of Bolsheviks

    Lenin Becomes Leader of Bolsheviks
    The Bolsheviks split from the Russian Soviet Democratic Labor Party and Lenin became its leader (Brown).
  • Lenin is Exiled

    Lenin gets arrested, tried, and is exiled to Siberia (Lenin).
  • First Russian Revolution

    First Russian Revolution
    World War 2 showed Russian citizens that their government was not fit to rule (Russian Revolutions of 1917). The Encyclopedia Britannica says, “The war made revolution inevitable in two ways: it showed Russia was no longer a military match for the nations of central and western Europe, and it hopelessly disrupted the economy” (Lenin and The Russian Revolution). Members of the Imperial Parliament assumed control and formed the Provisional Government (Russian Revolution).
  • Lenin Returns to Russia

    Lenin Returns to Russia
    The Germans, hoping to disrupt Russian involvement in World War 2, allowed Lenin to cross through Germany in a sealed railway car to arrive in Russia (Vladimir).
  • October Revolution

    October Revolution
    The Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, overthrew the Provisional Government (History). This marked the beginning of the spread of Communism (Brown)
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    Civil War

    Lenin’s Bolshevik group took over the Provisional Government (Russian Civil War). This resulted in the Civil War which was a “complex, many-sided struggle among political, social, and ethnic movements with roots extending before World War I” (Russian Civil War).
  • Lenin Becomes Leader of U.S.S.R

    Lenin Becomes Leader of U.S.S.R
    U*X*L Biogrpahies said, "the Communist party established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It became the first state formed on Marx's principles of socialism, something for which Lenin had fought many years” (Vladimir Lenin).
  • Lenin's Death

    Lenin's Death
    Lenin died after suffering a series of strokes a couple years before (Vladimir Lenin U*X*L).
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    Lenin's Effect on Russian Revolution

    Lenin had a long and lasting effect on Russia, some people consider him the greatest leader of all time while others say he was the worst. He did know how to lead; he understood how to speak to any audience, aristocrats or poor people. Communism started to spread after Lenin died and is still in present day Cuba, China, and North Korea.
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