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In a free market society business rules the land Either you have money or you do not There is no government to take care of you and no sympathy for those less fortunate Karl Marx saw this as a weakness rather than strength He developed a theory of communism where the people rule and everything is equally shared Russia took to this theory and enveloped it as its own way of life Were Communism and Lenin just in the right place at the right time Why did Russia and its people take to such a way of life What made it so appealing to them and to soon the rest of what would soon become the Soviet Union The people of Russia were looking for something new a change from the dictatorship czarist government where they had no say in what happened to laws etc They showed that they wanted change with first the Revolution of 1905 which was unsuccessful in overthrowing the government but led the way to a constitutional monarchy Furthermore it paved the way to the more publicized more popular and much more successful Revolution of 1917 which triggered the Russian civil war Russia was in a period of depression since entering the war they suffered huge losses not only by the loss of millions of lives but also the government had lost most of the support it had from the lower class Most people that had migrated to the cities in search of work during the war-factories boom Russias currency had lost its value to the point where people were burning it for a source of heat rather than a source of buying power Thousands of people were rioting to be fed by their government that had failed to assure them during the war that everything would be all right The people of Russia were sick of the czar and its family getting richer while
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