Comparison Chart: Political Struggle in 1917 (March-October)

Groups Interests Political parties, dealers Politics Result
Nobility, landowners Save land, power, privilege Right-wing, monarchist parties Resolving all issues after the end of the war The landowning class of noblemen abolished in 1918 (Decree on Land)
Clergy Save influence. Restore the patriarchate Focused on monarchist and bourgeois parties Also In the fall of 1917, the patriarchate was restored. Influence with the coming of the Bolsheviks to power fell
Big and middle bourgeoisie Preservation, multiplication of property. Retention of political power Bourgeois parties of the Octobrists, Cadets. Leaders – Milyukov, Guchkov , Lviv Also. Dominated in 1-2 compositions of the Provisional Government, then complete defeat The big and middle bourgeoisie disappeared in 1918 as a result of nationalization
Peasantry Redistribution of land. Ending the war Democratic parties of the Socialist-Revolutionaries, Mensheviks. Leaders – Chernov, Kerensky Also. Dominated in 3-4 teams of the Provisional Government, then complete defeat The war is over. We got the land. Later collectivization began
Urban middle strata (artisans, merchants, officials) The end of the war. Better life. Democratizing political life Democratic parties of the Socialist-Revolutionaries, Mensheviks. Leaders – Plekhanov, Chernov, Kerensky Also. Dominated in 3-4 teams of the Provisional Government, then complete defeat The war is over. Life got worse
Intelligentsia Democratization of political life. Solving professional problems The intelligentsia was guided by various parties, mainly democratic Prominent personalities have participated in various parties The situation of most intellectuals has deteriorated
Proletariat The end of the war. Better life Bolsheviks, partly other parties. Leaders – Lenin, Trotsky Peace to the peoples. Land for the peasants. Factories for workers In conditions of a national crisis, the Bolsheviks easily seized power and retained it, satisfying the interests of the majority of the population.
National elites Interests from cultural and national autonomy to full independence National political parties used the situation Only the Bolsheviks promised the national borderlands a possible secession The Bolsheviks destroyed the Russian Empire and created the USSR in 1922
Army and navy The end of the war. Democratizing the army The Bolsheviks worked most actively in the army Only the Bolsheviks promised the end of the war The Bolsheviks destroyed the old army and created the RKKA and RKKF

 

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