Great October Socialist Revolution – Beginning of New Era of Humanity or a Putsch within One Country?

Latvian School Student Essay

Revolutions have been and will be. This strong word means the power of change, for which the very logic of the world works – the dialectics. The revolution reflects in itself all the laws of dialectics: the unity and struggle of opposites, the transition from quantity to quality, the negation of negation. Already in the subject of this essay resides the answer to the question given, and for the reader, whose mind is prepared by the works of Marx and Lenin, the absurdity of the question is immediately apparent. How can a revolution, which involves the formation of conditions and prerequisites, and contains within itself the struggle of two classes, be compared with a riot or a coup? Consider more.

For consideration of this issue one should refer to the definition of data in the subject of terms. Let's do so. Revolution is a transition from one socio-economic structure to another with a change of class in power, and exactly a reactionary class to a progressive one. On the other hand, a coup is done by a small group of conspirators, as well as an attempt to commit one. Already in the definition itself, it is clearly visible that the coup does not imply either class struggle or shift from a socio-economic formation to a more progressive one. A revolution is not created by a conspirator or a group of conspirators, as is the case with a coup. Thus, even just to try to “call out” the Great October Socialist Revolution as a putsch is already illogical, wrong, unacceptable.

If we talk about whether the events of 1917 had influence and resonance throughout the world, or whether these were events within the limits of one state and people, it is worth referring to events in Europe, America and in general, in the world that occurred immediately after the socialist revolution. In 1917–1919 there were attempts at socialist revolutions in Germany, Finland, and Hungary. Later, in 1923, with the assistance of the Comintern, there was an attempt to establish socialism in Bulgaria and again in Germany. If we talk about successful cases, then with the support of the USSR in 1921–1926 a socialist system was established in Mongolia and China. After the victory of the USSR in the Second World War, in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Albania, Vietnam, Korea, socialism made itself felt and came to power. It is foolish not to notice or deny that the revolution of 1917 in Russia literally raised all the workers and socialist movements in Europe, gave the belief that the proletariat has the power and really should follow the international communist slogan “Workers of all countries, unite!” Moreover , the consequences were felt even across the ocean, in the US capitalized country of the world. After the Great Revolution, in the USA the length of the working day was changed, it became less. The state began minimally, but to support the trade unions, at least some kind of struggle for the rights of the workers began. Thus, the hot breath of the revolution could frighten even such distant capitalists and force them to weaken the shackles of exploitation.

Summarizing all of the above, you can quite accurately answer the question. A revolution presupposes prerequisites, conditions, the struggle of classes, a change of order to a more progressive, and this is necessarily a massive, social phenomenon. The Great October Socialist Revolution influenced the course of world history, gave rise to a new era – the era that proves that it is possible to live without private property. The echo of the Great Revolution is still audible. It is an eternal monument to the ideals of communism, a monument that makes it clear that the working class should be reckoned with and it will certainly take its own.