Comparing And Contrasting The Revolutions In Mexico And Russia

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While both the Mexican and Russian revolutions had similar end goals and the process in which they conducted their uprisings which started the peasant revolutions; the major differences lie in who started the revolutions and what political systems they adopted after their revolutions were over.

Mexico’s revolution of 1910 and Russia’s revolution of 1917 started with similar goals in becoming free from a nonrepresentative society for the people. Mexico’s revolution wanted to get rid of the dictator Porfirio Diaz so they had large peasant armies which were headed by Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata at the start of 1910. In comparison, Russia wanted to get out of the tsar’s limiting political reform reign where even the privileged didn't get to enjoy representation in the government.

The Russian and Mexican revolution’s differed in the ideas they adopted but they were similar in the way they met their goals and started their uprisings. The Russian revolution was made with the goal to create an egalitarian government that was based off of Karl Marx’s socialism principles. In short, they used Karl Marx’s socialist principles as a basis for their communist government that developed after the revolution. Instead of the autocratic government which gave little voice to people outside of the government, the socialist party that came into practice allowed greater economic expenditures for all sectors of Russia. The Russian Revolution specifically chose to adopt the socialist principles of Marx because it appealed to the lower class workers and peasants who didn’t have a voice in their society and it appealed to the aristocrats who believed that the Revolution was inevitable after their alienation from the government. The adoption of Marx’s theory eventually led to the rising of Lenin and other Russian communist leaders who ruled until the fall of the Soviet Empire in 1991. Unlike Russia, the Mexican revolution didn’t adopt new ideas from European thinkers but they did adopt European doctrines. They adopted the popular European doctrine that advocated for...

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