This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Turning Points In The Life Of Vladimir Lenin

1452 words - 6 pages

Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin

In 1917 Lenin became the Russian dictator and is known nowadays as a
Founder of Communism. Many events in his life have turned Lenin's
attitude and changed him.

In 1887, Lenin's brother was convicted of an attempted assassination
on the Tsar and was consequently hanged for his crime. His brother's
activity may have sparked Lenin's interest in revolutionary activity
and radicalized him as at this time Lenin began studying the writings
of Karl Marx and Chernoshevsky, who had as well socialistic beliefs.

Graduated from the gymnasium and moving on to the University of Kazan,
Lenin firstly came into contact with revolutionary groups. He was even
expelled in December from university and placed under police
surveillance for his first involvement in a demonstration. However he
continued to study independently and by 1892 had earned a license to
practice law. After a short exile, in 1888, Lenin contacted the
Marxist group for the first time. This event was one of the first
triggers, which turned Lenin into a pure communist, as the Marxist
group taught Lenin everything about socialism.

Consequently, Lenin took his first overseas trip in 1895. He visited
Switzerland, where he came in contact with Plekhanov's 'Emancipation
of Labour' group, Berlin and Paris. Plekhanov's group gave Lenin
different good ideas and advises and taught him a lot of things. With
their advises and experience, which was gained by him from this party,
Lenin has formed 'The League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the
working class' or 'League of Struggle; in short. It was his first
group he founded.

However for such revolutionary ideas and beliefs Lenin was arrested
and exiled to Siberia and consequently to European countries. He was
kept in exile there until 1917 until the Revolution began. However
Lenin didn't stop thinking and having revolutionary ideas there. On
the contrast intensively Lenin was forming there parties and taking
parts in different congresses and of course writing his articles,
which were published in Russian newspapers.

In 1914 World War 1 broke out shorty thereafter and Lenin was arrested
by the Austrians. Luckily Lenin had a chance to move back to neutral
Switzerland, where no one could make any harm for him for his beliefs.
The way of life in Europe changed Lenin. He could be admired by the
life in Europe as the European countries were much richer than Russia
and living conditions there were much better than in Russia. But in
contrast he started to hate Capitalism. Therefore he was worried for
his native country and wanted Capitalism to be away from Russia.
That's why he didn't stop thinking about his beliefs in Europe.

In February, the first uprising in St.Petersburg took place, causing
the abdication of the Tsar and the...

Find Another Essay On Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin

Turning Points Of WW2 Essay

1164 words - 5 pages Turning Points of World War II In 1941, the war in Europe had reached something of an equilibrium. Germany had been extremely successful in its invasions of Poland, France, etc. Still, it was starting to become apparent that Hitler would not be able to defeat Britain. At the same time, it seemed unlikely that a severely weakened England would have the strength to defeat Germany. It would take a colossal change for either side to be able

Turning Points Of WW2 Essay

850 words - 3 pages Turning Points of World War II In 1941, the war in Europe had reached something of an equilibrium. Germany had been extremely successful in its invasions of Poland, France, etc. Still, it was starting to become apparent that Hitler would not be able to defeat Britain. At the same time, it seemed unlikely that a severely weakened England would have the strength to defeat Germany. It would take a colossal change for either side to be able

Ring around the Rosie: Turning Points in History

1332 words - 6 pages Ring Around the Rosie The years 1348 through 1350 had been an extremely gruesome and miserable time in our world’s history. During this time period, one of the most devastating pandemics in history had struck half the world with an intensifying and deadly blow. It had been responsible for over 75 million deaths and 20 million of these deaths were from Europe alone. Out of the countries that were hit hardest in Europe from mortality rates and

The Pros and Cons of Life in Communist East Germany in Goodbye, Lenin

2202 words - 9 pages On the whole, does Goodbye, Lenin paint a positive or negative picture of life in communist East Germany? East Germany, its demise relayed through the mass media of recent history, has in popular consciousness been posited as negative, a corrupt bulwark of the last dying days of Communism in Eastern Europe, barren and silent. The other Germany to its West, its citizens free, was striding confidently ahead into the millennium. Recent cinema

Turning Points, the Wiemar Republic and Hitler

1794 words - 7 pages , but also that of their neighbors. Whether it be a game in June or one in September, it is possible to pick out certain sections of a season and point out how those segments led to the outcome of a term. These parts are referred to as turning points and they play a big part in the duration of a baseball season. The same can be said when discussing nations. Whether it is 1800 or 1900, one is able to identify instances that drastically shaped the

The Most Important Turning Points in Senator Joe McCarthy's Political Career

4123 words - 16 pages The Most Important Turning Points in Senator Joe McCarthy's Political Career Joe McCarthy gained fame at the height of the 'Red Scare' in America, between 1945 and 1952. During the Red Scare, people were very worried about the rise of communism in the world. In 1946 there was the discovery of a large communist spy ring in Canada. It began to make people paranoid about communists in trades unions. At that time, Joe

The History of Syria, with the important turning points of this country regarding to the Middle East

805 words - 3 pages SyriaKey Facts on SyriaArea: 185,180 Km2.Capital: DamascusPopulation: 14,000,000Religion: 87% Muslim (75% Sunni, 7% Druze, 5% Alawite) and 13% ChristiansOfficial Language: ArabicGeography and PopulationLebanon and Israel are to the west, Jordan to the South. Iraq lies to the East and Turkey to the North. In earlier time, greater Syria included Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.Syria has access to major source of water: the Euphrates and Orontes Rivers

Turning Point of My Life

874 words - 4 pages When deciding which career was best suited for me, the first thought that came to my mind was working as a teacher and providing support to children in the suburban areas where poverty existed. The idea of caring and providing the necessary support is an important aspect to my endeavors. However, I didn’t think too much of the “caring” or “providing” aspect that can shape the choices that I make on becoming a nurse. The decision to become a

The Unreliable Narrator in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

2571 words - 10 pages "Distracted by his charm, his wit, his intelligence, and - yes - his murderer's fancy prose style, we may momentarily forget that he is indeed the monster he says he is" (Rivers and Nicol 153).        In his "On a Book Entitled Lolita", Vladimir Nabokov recalls that he felt the "first little throb of Lolita" run through him as he read a newspaper article about an ape who, "after months of coaxing by a scientist, produced the

The Role Of Lenin In The Bolshevik Seizure Of Power And Consolidation Of Power In 1917

1521 words - 7 pages Assess the role of Lenin in the Bolshevik seizure of power and consolidation of power in 1917.In any account of history, it is difficult to determine whether individuals or historical forces beyond the control of the individual played the important roles. There is the argument that the actions of great individuals created the turning points in world history. Aligned with this is the historical argument that it was the activities of Lenin in

The Literary Works of Vladimir Nabokov

2237 words - 9 pages More so than that of most other comparably illustrious writers, a number of Vladimir Nabokov’s works beckon near polarizing discrepancies in interpretation and actual author intent amidst literary circles. In a letter to the editor of The New Yorker, he concedes to constructing systems “wherein a second (main) story is woven into, or placed behind, the superficial semitransparent one” (Dolinin). In practice, such an architectural premise is

Similar Essays

The Turning Points Of Life Essay

1501 words - 7 pages Everyone experiences what is said to be a “Turning Point” in life. In other words, your current path is altered by a single event or moment. This alteration may be as simple as a move to a new town to a change in personality. Two of my most significant positive “turning points” are attributed to things that happened when I was in happened when I was in my early twenties; meeting my husband and becoming a teacher. When applying

Turning Points In The Saga Of Race In America

1030 words - 5 pages Turning points in the saga of Race in America The Color of Christ is a book that evokes memories of the exhausted images and lives of Jesus which preponderantly contributes to “the saga of race in America.” (5) The book modifies and wisely propagates the stereotypical images of Jesus throughout the history of the U.S, which offers the most striking responses. In the book, Blum and Harvey portray the world as a place that is filled with

Turning Points In History: The Aids Virus

1818 words - 8 pages The AIDS virus was a major turning point in world history. Contrary to popular belief, if a person gives blood to or recieves blood from a hospital or blood bank that person will not risk transmitting HIV, a.k.a. human immunodeficiency virus and that person does not risk transmitting AIDS, a.k.a. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In addition, “It is now generally accepted that HIV is a descendent of a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus

Turning Points In Wwii Essay

1182 words - 5 pages began, little by little to sap German power, and put the Allies on the offensive for most of the rest of the war.One of the biggest turning points in the course of World War II was the defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad. By the fall of 1942, the Germans had reached all the way into the Caucasus region in the Southern Soviet Union. Rebounding from the harsh Russian winter, the Germans drove forward and launched an all out attack against Stalingrad