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The Bolsheviks (Большеви́к), roughly translated as, majorityites, and known also for a time as the Bolshevists, were founded by Vladimir Lenin in 1903, as a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP). They participated in the social revolution of 1905.This revolt was characterized by wide spread strikes, mutinies, and significant, but isolated, violence. However, lacking unifying leadership it failed to bring about sufficient change to satisfy the energized masses.

The Bolsheviks began as a vocal minority but over the course of the next 6 - 9 years, they grew larger. They were not a factor at all in the February Revolution of 1917 that caused Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate the throne. Lenin was in Switzerland at the time and didn't even know it had happened.

The Bolsheviks started the October Revolution against Alexander Kerensky's Provisional Government, deposed it and took control of the country. The Bolsheviks were not the ones who revolted against the Tsar.

In March 1918, Lenin and the Bolsheviks adopted the name Communist Party in place of the Bolshevik Party, because Lenin had outlawed all other political parties even the socialist and communist ones, so it was not only a majority party, but the only Party.

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a large group of workers, soldiers, and peasants led by Lenin who overthrew the Provisional Government

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Were the Bolsheviks or the czarists communists?

The Bolsheviks were.

Did Coolidge lead the Bolsheviks?

No, Calvin Coolidge did not lead the Bolsheviks. Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks.

What were the Bolsheviks considered?

The Bolsheviks were radical Marxist revolutionaries.

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The political opponents of the Bolsheviks were the Mensheviks.

What happened to the Bolsheviks?

The Bolsheviks became the communist party in the USSR

What leader did the Bolsheviks overthrow?

The Bolsheviks overthrew Alexander Kerensky, the leader of the Russian provisional Government. The Bolsheviks never overthrew the Tsar himself since he had already been forced to abdicate before the Bolsheviks took power. The Bolsheviks did murder the Tsar and all his family.

What are the Bolsheviks called now?

The Bolsheviks are now called Communists, if they are still in business. The Bolsheviks changed their name to Communists in March 1918.

Bolsheviks are another name for what?

Bolsheviks are another name for Communists. Actually Bolsheviks was their name prior to March 1918 when they changed it to Communists.

Who was leader of the Bolsheviks in 1917?

Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks in 1917.

When did the Bolsheviks revolution start?

the party in which the Bolsheviks revolution started was from Lenin

What did The Bolsheviks rename themselves?

The Bolsheviks renamed themselves the Communist Party.

What team color were the Bolsheviks?

The team color for the Petrograd Bolsheviks was red.

What did the Bolsheviks become?

The Bolsheviks became the Communist Party in March 1918.

What did the Bolsheviks do to Czar Nicholas the 2 and the Romanov family?

The Bolsheviks killed them

Who were Russian revolutionaries who took control of the government in November 1917 and pledged to make peace with Germany?

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What group killed the last Czar?

The Bolsheviks, Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks.

Who led the Bolsheviks in Russia?

Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks to victory in Russia.

What were the beliefs of the Bolsheviks?

The Bolsheviks believed in the tsar and they also believed in Lenin their leader

He and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks?

Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

Does the word bolshy originate from the bolsheviks?

Yes, the word "bolshy" does originate from the "bolsheviks".

Which army was communists the Mensheviks or the Bolsheviks?

The Bolsheviks were communist and went on to form the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The Mensheviks were socialists with different ideals who split from the Bolsheviks.

A major reason many Russian people supported the Bolsheviks in the November 1917 revolution was that the Bolsheviks called for?

the Bolsheviks called for an immeadiate peace settlement with Germany

Why did the Russian peasants support the Bolsheviks in 1917?

Because the Bolsheviks promised the peasants land.

When did the Bolsheviks rename themselves?

In March 1918, the Bolsheviks renamed themselves the Communist Party.

What is the significance of the Bolsheviks and the Russians?

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