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Napoleon Vs Stalin A comparison of Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution George Orwells controversial novel Animal Farm has often been thought of as Orwells opinions or interpretations of historical events that happened around the time it was written The historical event that it is most often compared to is the Russian Revolution Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution have many similarities and ideas The characters settings and the plots are close if not exactly the same In addition Animal Farm is a satire and allegory of the Russian Revolution and it seems that George Orwell meant for it to be that way Karl Marx was a German scholar who lived in the nineteenth century he was an idealist who spent most of his life studying and writing about history and economics Marx wrote books that stated that the only way to establish justice was for the workers to overthrow the capitalists by means of violent revolution He urged workers around the world to revolt against their rulers Workers of the world unite he wrote You have nothing to lose but your chains During the Russian Revolution Marxs ideas were used by a man named Lenin who had overthrown Russias irresponsible leader Nicholas the Second Lenin had better ways to keep Russia alive and happy for the workers of Russia had been living in poverty for quite a few years Later in the Revolution the noble Lenin was also over thrown by one of his communist comrades Joseph Stalin Stalin was a quieter simpler sort of man and while he was in rule the communist party took many privileges Also Stalin used many of Lenins ideas that he had earlier opposed It seemed to be most important to Stalin that he stay in power and I order to do this he used many brutal tactics Chief among his creations were highly effective political weapons such as
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