October Revolution

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October Revolution

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(Historical Terms) another name for the Russian Revolution2
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Noun1.October Revolution - the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922October Revolution - the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
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For decades in East Germany, Lenin, who led the Russian Bolshevik revolution of 1917, was held up as the model communist, feted everwhere in portraits, banners and statues.
Had the English Navy forced the Dardanelles, it would have taken Turkey out of the war, crippled Germany, avoided the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, World War II, and the Cold War, he said.
But the gaudy gifts, some costing 40 times a worker's annual wage, became symbols of the wealth, power, corruption and greed that led to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the assassination of the Russian royal family a year later.
The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 brought such opulence to an end.
Remember: 1917 was the formative year which confirmed de Tocqueville's thesis that Europe would be increasingly sidelined by its two fringe powers, the US and Russia--the one declaring war on Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1917, the other one dissociating itself from the history of modern Europe as a consequence of the Bolshevik revolution of 1917.