Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research

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Marxism and the Theoretical Underpinnings of the Bolshevic Revolution and other Global Communist Revolutions

Dave Ude Ugwu, Finian Igbede Moko


Marxism has never been a loss to society. Although it has its shortcomings, its successes were widely recorded in the 20th century communist resolutions of different countries including the Bolshevik revolution of 1918 in Russia, which turned Tsarist Russia into a communist state. Research has identified in Marxism, a useful political strength in an aggrieved masses, the unforgivable hatred of victims of capitalism for the system and an unwavering passion in an oppressed class for change, as some of the theoretical underpinnings behind all communist revolutions. This essay discusses Marxism while highlighting some theoretical underpinnings of the Bolshevik revolution of 1918 and other global communist revolutions in the world.

Key words: Marxism, Bolshevism, Revolutions, Tsarist Russia, Soviet Russia, Communism.

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