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90 years since the victorious socialist October Revolution in Russia The victorious armed insurrection of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie

The socialist October Revolution, which began in Russia on October 24th, 1917

90 years since the victorious socialist October Revolution in Russia The victorious armed insurrection of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie

90 years since the victorious socialist October Revolution in Russia The victorious armed insurrection of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie
The socialist October Revolution, which began in Russia on October 24th, 1917
, and lasted ‘ten days which shook the world’, was quite clearly prepared over the preceding years, indeed decades. The Oc tober Revolution showed that a victorious armed insurrection in a country like Russia, with its three million working women and men and its one hun dred million working peasant women and men, can indeed be truly successful, even if such an insurrec tion represents just one step on the long road to the socialist revolution. It is therefore of major impor tance that we examine carefully the precise require ments, the hidden agenda, the strategy and tactics for these ‘ten days which shook the world \ 1. Preparation of the October Revolution I:
In the section “From the 1917 February Revolution to August 1917″ the leaflet goes on to describe how, even if it did not achieve tsarism’s absolute destruction, the armed struggle smashed it to pieces and made it incapable of exercising power, as well as the role that was played by the butchery of the imperialist First World War. The February Revolution created the Soviets of workers and peasants.
At this point the bourgeois Mensheviks and SocialistRevolutionaries were the majority against the revolutionary Bolsheviks. At the same time the counter-revolutionary bourgeoisie established their own so-called ‘provisional government’. This was the beginning of the so-called ‘dual power’.
At this point (from April 1917 onwards) the Bolshevist Party was headed for the transition to the proletarian revolution. At the crux of the issue the following goals took centre stage:
” The downfall of the bourgeoisie, the armed dem olition of the bourgeois state apparatus and the es tablishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the form of Soviets, the expropriation of the banks and large companies, the gradual construction of socialism across the whole country Other than this it is important to fully realise the remaining demo cratic objectives of the civic revolution, provoked by the February Revolution, characterised for ex ample by the dispossession of the landowners, the nationalisation of land and the combating of na tional suppression. Ultimately one of the most de cisive democratic demands was the termination of the imperialist war, a question of special importance for winning allies among the exploited masses.
In May 1917 the Mensheviks and Socialist-Revo lutionaries crossed over into the camp of the coun terrevolutionary bourgeoisie…
The Bolshevik Party fought side by side with the exploited masses against the imperialist war, fight ing for the conversion of this imperialist war into a civil war as well as for the overthrowal of their ‘own ‘ ruling class. The Bolsheviks fought under these slo gans in this democratic struggle, and united them into a coordinated revolutionary struggle. They mobilised the working class for the struggle for the socialist revolution, for socialist goals and made clear that all of these goals, democratic or social ist, were only achievable through the overthrowal of the bourgeoisie by armed insurrection. ” In July 1917 the ‘dual power’ came to an end.
2. Preparation of the October Revolution !l:
“The direct preparation for the armed insurrection across the entire nation” (Sept-Oct. 1917)(…)

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