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The Russia Revolution was a true political revolution By this I mean there was a fundamental change in the way leaders came into power and in the goals for the country In theory leadership changed from a monarchy to socialism The goals for the country changed from ownership and control of wealth was by few to control by the proletariat the workers In reality the change of leadership and the control of wealth and production was controlled by the Communist PartyThe Russia Revolution really started with theory of communism created by Karl Marx and published in Capital In this publication Marx stated that the value of all production is in the value of the labor not the value of ownership By this he meant that private ownership was wrong and that everything should be owned by the workers or proletariat This inspired revolutionary leaders in Russia especially Lenin However Karl Marx had predicted that the communist revolution would start in a heavily industrialized country like Germany or England The surprise was that it started in the least RussiaRussia was the least industrialized and the most backward of the major European countries For instance it had 4 times the population of England but only 25 of its electrical consumption Russia also lacked capital for investment and building and had to rely on foreign investment This meant that Russia had a very high debt Russias agricultural industry was unproductive and its technology was backwardPolitically Russia was ruled by the Czar The Czar was an absolute monarch who had total control of the country Most of the population was serfs who were poor uneducated and could never leave the land without the consent of the owner Russia was ripe for revolution and Lenin and other communist leaders got the people to revolt First it was limited and the Czar ceded some power to the people in the form of the duma or parliament which gave the people limited
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