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Bolsheviks vs. Mensheviks

Difference Between Bolsheviks and Mensheviks

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Bolsheviks

The Bolsheviks (Russian: Большевики, from большинство bolshinstvo, 'majority'), also known in English as the Bolshevists, were a radical, far-left, and revolutionary Marxist faction founded by Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov that split from the Menshevik faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP), a revolutionary socialist political party formed in 1898, at its Second Party Congress in 1903.After forming their own party in 1912, the Bolsheviks took power during the October Revolution in the Russian Republic in November 1917, overthrowing the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky, and became the only ruling party in the subsequent Soviet Russia and later the Soviet Union. They considered themselves the leaders of the revolutionary proletariat of Russia.
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Mensheviks

The Mensheviks (Russian: меньшевики́), also known as the Minority were one of the three dominant factions in the Russian socialist movement, the others being the Bolsheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries. The factions emerged in 1903 following a dispute within the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) between Julius Martov and Vladimir Lenin.
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Bolsheviks

A member of the left-wing majority group of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party that adopted Lenin's theses on party organization in 1903.
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Mensheviks

A member of the liberal faction of the Social Democratic Party that struggled against the Bolsheviks before and during the Russian Revolution.
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Bolsheviks

A member of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party that seized power in that country in November 1917.
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Bolsheviks

A member of a Marxist-Leninist party or a supporter of one; a Communist.
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Bolsheviks

Often bolshevik An extreme radical
A literary bolshevik. In all senses also called Bolshevist.
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Bolsheviks

Plural of bolshevik
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