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dead and the Czar is sitting on the throne, I think this shows the people loyalty to the Czar even when he was not ruling the country efficiently.Many things are shown to the British public in this cartoon. The fact that Russia was way behind the rest of Europe because they were ruled by a king and queen and the other countries were all ruled by politicians and the royal families had no power. The cartoonist is expressing the view that Russia?s system was old, unsophisticated and un civilised and most of all unfair to its people. The only reason why the Czar survived in 1905 and Kerensky?s government did not in 1917 was the peoples loyalty to their country?s monarch. It was a tradition that had been around for a long time and the provisional government was relatively new in its

day so did not have so much support. Also the army had been on hand in 1905 but in 1917 there was very little resistance.The Duma was formed by the Czar to keep the Russian middle classes happy which also helped a lot with the problems at that time. The cause of the 1905 revolution was peasants not receiving their demands however they wanted the Czar to stay. But in 1917 there was not a Czar and the peasants went to whoever gave them what they wanted which was Bolsheviks. No one was Loyal to the Provisional government compared to the loyalty shown to the Czar. There was no protection in 1917 from the Bolsheviks and the people of Russia wanted the Bolsheviks to seize power.Question 8 In both the sources shown and also throughout recent times there has been much dispute over the

role of Lenin in the Russian Revolution of 1917.Source A shows us a great battle of which Lenin was the instigator. It is propaganda used to show the artists views.Source B shows Lenin as a powerful man who along with Trotsky the author believes is about to destroy Russia. By wielding the dagger he is shown as the person most responsible for the revolution and the one with the biggest influence.Kerensky, the author of source C thinks the armed forces were more effective than Lenin in Bringing about the revolution. He believes it was all about pure strength rather than his government being a failure.Source G does not even mention Lenin when talking about the revolution, Soskice describes mainly ?the troops?. Soskice, like Kerensky believes the armed forces actions were more

important than those of Lenin and contributed more towards the revolution.Source H?s statistics are to show that the timing of the revolution was perfect, Lenin really strived to reach his goal of revolution by warding off Kamenev and Zinoviev as sources D, E and F tell us. It shows that J. Reed believes the role of Lenin was significant.I, J and K all think Lenin?s role was important because he is described as a ?professional? and that the revolution was entirely down to him. Although they all differ at what extent.A number of causes are given in source L but it does give the impression that the revolution was more Lenin?s fault.There is a lot of arguments over how, exactly, the revolution was won so that is why there is so much dispute over the role of Lenin in the Revolution.

Many people say he was the driving force and if he had not have returned from Finland it would never have happened however others believe it was inevitable, with or without Lenin because of Marx?s Theory.Other sources do not give Lenin any credit whatsoever these are mainly leaders of the Provisional government who are trying to make themselves look better and protect their policies and not get into the question of whether Lenin was a better leader.It is amazing that the opinions differ so greatly for an event which took place less than 100 years ago. Some people say it was all Lenin, others say it was nothing to do with him. There are so many aspects as to why the revolution worked and if the success was down to Lenin or not that people are divided. That is why there is so much

disagreement over the role of Lenin.