Declaration From The Throne



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Alexandrovich, Mikhail. “Declaration From The Throne.” Letter. 16 Mar. 1917. Durham University. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .

This Declaration given by Mikhail Alexandrovich highlights the new democratic and cooperative beliefs of the Russian leadership in dealing with the uprising of the common people. Relevant parts of the source to the topic include Mikhail’s search for compromise in power and end to partisanship. The importance of this source is shown through Mikhail’s diplomatic quest for compromise with the people and provisional government so as to retain his power and so as to keep peace and order in Russia.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. “Appeal For Revolt.” Letter. 20 Oct. 1917. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .

The “Appeal For Revolt” is a plea by Lenin and a document used to persuade the Russian people and socialists to revolt against the Provisional Government so as to have the Bolsheviks gain power and control of the state. The importance of this source is to explain the reasoning for the rebellion against the government and the things that must be done in order to get a socialist state for the worker.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. “Call To Power.” Letter. 24 Oct. 1917. Fordham University. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .

Lenin’s “Call To Power” is a major work advocating military force in gaining control. Diplomacy and politics have failed to bring about socialist revolutions, so therefore Lenin calls for blood and force to take control of the nation. A large revolt is therefore needed so as to rid Russia of capitalists and to create a communist state.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. “Proclamation of 25 October 1917.” Letter. 25 Oct. 1917. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .

The Proclamation of 25 October 1917 is a declaration by Lenin proclaiming the end of a capitalist society run by the bourgeoisie and the beginning of a new government that is socialist and is supposedly to advance and protect the worker or proletariat. This is relevant to the topic in that it shows the success of the revolution and how a new government will be formed. This source provides insight into the major goals of the new government and society.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. “The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution.” Pravda [Moscow] 7 Apr. 1917: n. pag. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .

This document, otherwise known as the April Theses, is a list of grievances against the current government and preaches the beliefs of communism. Anger at the rich and powerful and disagreements in personal beliefs add to the debate between the government and the Russian people. Importance to the topic is seen in the source because differences in opinion between the Bolsheviks and the White Russians are drastic and lead to disagreement over policy.

Romanov, Nicholas Alexandrovich. Letter. 15 Mar. 1917. The History Guide. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .

The Abdication of Nicholas II presents an end to his rule as he gives his thrown away to his brother Mikhail Alexandrovich. Relevance to the topic is seen through Nicholas II’s attempts to restore Russia to pre-Revolutionary times and to try and escape his failures in policy. This source provides insight into how diplomacy may not always result in success.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. “Proclamation of 25 October 1917.” Letter. October 25, 1917. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. .



The Proclamation of 25 October 1917 is a declaration by Lenin proclaiming the end of a capitalist society run by the bourgeoisie and the beginning of a new government that is socialist and is supposedly to advance and protect the worker or proletariat. This is relevant to the topic in that it shows the success of the revolution and how a new government will be formed. This source provides insight into the major goals of the new government and society.


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