It all started with an end of the Civil War that had been going on throughout the country due to political and economic differences. The victors of the war were the Bolsheviks who had obviously used this to consolidate the power and to try and grow the nation into a world power. The question is though would they succeed or would they fall apart and fight themselves?
After gaining the power they started to co-ordinate all of the economic life with the creation of the Supreme Council of the National Economy in 1917 (Freeze, pg. 307), and with this they were able to not only nationalized the factories but they decided to outlaw private trade in order to boost the relations with the workers and to help stabilize and build back the economy without the influence of other nations. This would lead to the introduction of the New Economic Policy which was designed as Freeze wrote that it was built to ease public resentment against the measures of the civil war which was to regularize supply and production through a reintroduced market that would be limited so no one gain to much power or wealth.
In basic terms this was done to appease the lower classes which is a smart as it would keep people behind the leadership of the Bolsheviks due to the fact that they were very revolutionary but an important factor is that in our class slide they were able to outlaw other parties which is a political move so that they would not have a similar situation into how they got into power and maintain that they are the one and only body of government (3/24 NEP slide).
So this blog I had answered the question of the Bolsheviks rise to power but now I turn it to you and I would like to hear your thought or opinion on the matter because everyone has an opinion on the topic so there is that. So with that enjoy the blog and of course leave a comment for opinion to be read and we can have a great discussion.