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date: 22 April 2018

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870–1924) Russian revolutionary leader 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Philip PomperPhilip POMPER

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was the most important revolutionary of the twentieth century. His interpretations of Marxism led to the rise of Communism in the former Russian Empire and elsewhere. Lenin’s experiment with socialism from 1918 to 1921, centralized economic institutions, party and state bureaucracies, and mechanisms of control influenced Stalin. The Soviet Union, founded in 1922, became a model for similar regimes. ...

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