Russian Revolution and Soviet Power

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Course drawing -. The 19th century. Industrial capitalism, colonization, immigration, labor movement, socialism, Marxism. The era of revolutions? -. From Paris to Russia. 1871-1905. The Revolution and Social Democracy. -. The First World War. Social and political developments. The crisis of 1916-1917. -. Military, political, economic and social impasse of the Russian Empire. -. The February Revolution. The events in Petersburg. The end of the monarchy. Democracy. The Duma, the Provisional Government and the Soviets. -. Binary power. Government and Soviets. War, political programs, goals and social policy. -. The Bolsheviks, Lenin and the "April Thesis". -. The continuation of the war and the events of July 1917. The short civil status. -. Military failures of the summer. The completion of the "democratic war". The military coup of Kornilov. -. The summer folding and the bold return of the Bolsheviks to the political front. Lenin: State and Revolution. The preparations for the armed uprising. -. The October Revolution in Petrograd. All power in the Soviets. -. The revolution in Moscow and the rest of Russia. -. The political program of revolutionary power. War, land, labor control. -. The proposal for "democratic peace" and the end of the First World War. -. The first steps of Soviet power. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the start of civil war and external "intervention"

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: - Describe and identify the historical circumstances in which the Russian Revolution of 1917 took place; - To recognize and critically address the multiple and different historiographical interpretations of the event. - Learn to study the primary historical sources and produce historical arguments explaining the causes of the events, their effects and their long-term consequences. - Explain historical continuity and change.

Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος)
-. Μαργαρίτης Γεώργιος (2017), Η Ρωσική Επανάσταση 1917. Μια σύντομη ιστορία, Αθήνα, ΚΨΜ
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