study the Russian Revolution?
Russian Revolution is one of the most important events of the twentieth
century. In February 1917, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, and a representative
Provisional Government succeeded the autocracy. In October, the Bolsheviks,
led by Vladimir Lenin, overthrew the Provisional Government. They would
go on to establish the world's first socialist state and attempt to spread
socialist revolution around the world. In so doing, they issued a strong
ideological challenge to the capitalist world. During the 1930s, the Soviet
Union industrialized and advertised full employment and prosperity, while
the capitalist world was mired in the Great Depression.
For much of the post-World War II period, the majority of people on the
planet lived in a state that identified itself as either capitalist or
socialist. The Russian Revolution's influence extended to nearly every
major geopolitical event of the twentieth century, including both World
Wars, the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and wars
between Israel and Arab states. The Soviet legacy continues to affect
the successor states of the former Soviet Union, as well as the former
USSR's client states. By studying the Revolution and the formation of
the Soviet state, students and scholars better understand the context
of events that have shaped the world in which we live.
study propaganda posters?