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In 1921 the Bolsheviks established their control of the Russia Empire They were able to do this as a result of taking advantage of the current political and social situations in the country at the time The Bolsheviks started off in 1903 as the main minority of the Social Democratic Labour Party As all anti-tsarist groups the party was illegal The party was based upon the beliefs of Karl Marx a German writer and revolutionary who believed a revolution could only be started within the workforce of the major cities Lenin believed strongly in these morals and used them as a guide to his goal of revolution The party continued to protest against the current government in Russia and over time the political social and economic discontent and the famous event know as Bloody Sunday where the imperial guards shot and killed the protesting people of StPetersburg eventually pulled more followers over to the party After these events which were known as the 1905 revolution the October Manifesto occurred This gave the people a lot more rights and a national parliament the Duma All seemed well but there was one problem The Mensheviks who were the less radical majority of the Social Democratic Labour Party argued that the revolution had gone far enough however the Bolsheviks insisted that it go further until a new soviet state was established Thus the party split up and formed two separate groups Also since the revolution hadnt worked many of the revolutions leaders such as Lenin were forced to go into exile abroad During his time in Switzerland in exile Lenin wrote his thoughts in his revolutionary newspaper Pravda Through this Lenin was able to show his supporters their mistakes in the first revolution and what they needed to do for a second one to work These ideas helped the Soviets organise themselves better which paved the way for 1917
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