When one compares the french and the russian revolutions, a number of important parallels become clear in terms of religion, citizenship, and the role of women and the family, the russian revolution at its height (october 1917) was more radical than the french revolution during its peak (august. Introduction as indicated in the discussion of the french revolution, there is a logical and long-range pattern that revolutions follow therefore, understanding the pattern of past revolutions can help us anticipate events in current revolutions , more specifically the final stages of the process now taking place in russia and. The lower classes under the old regime, france, russia, both the peasants over 80% of the population, -, -, x subjection to aristocracy, -, -, x hostility to the aristocracy, -, -, x general loyality to the monarch initially, x, -, - land hunger (population growth), -, -, x high taxation (nobles resisted reform). Another similarity between two revolutions is that both of them were started as palace coups in france cronies of prince louis philippe ii, duke of orléans aka philippe egalite were responsible for lighting the fuse (including gilbert du motier, marquis de lafayette), in russia - officers grouped around. During the development of the russian revolution, revolutionaries were relentlessly comparing their situation and actions with those of the french thus, there are numerous resemblances but obvious differences between the two revolutions the russian revolution had a growing industrial climate, whereas in france,.
Some notes on comparing the french and russian revolutions by robert freeman similarities • both against autocratic, out-of-touch regimes o ancien regime o tzar • both mobilize popular revulsion against abysmal living conditions • both capitalized on fact of no relations between people and state • both tried to. Comparing the french and russian revolutions, mayer focuses on how they reflected the struggle between revolutionary ardor and counterrevolutionary resistance, antireligious fervor and religious intransigence he stresses the contingencies affecting revolutionary terror rather than the ideology or psychology of leaders. Soviet union: the russian revolution sometime in the middle of the 19th century, russia entered a phase of internal crisis that in 1917 would culminate in revolution its causes were not so much economic or social as political and cultural for the sake of by 1917 the bond between the tsar and most of.
Any attempt to compare the haitian revolution of 1791-1804 and the russian revolution of 1917 might seem at first sight, somewhat stretched it might be argued that the critical sociological differences between the slave society of eighteenth-century french colonial saint-domingue – on a tiny island in the caribbean. It is especially important in comparing the french with the russian revolutions to keep in mind the parallelism of these two processes in france this so easily secured legal sanction of the annihilation of all the remnants of feudal law and the medieval economic system helped vastly to pacify the country at large and to clear.
As he sought to measure progress of the russian revolution, lenin often compared it to the great 18th century french revolution speaking to a congress on adult education in may 1919, he said, take the great french revolution it is with good reason that it is called a great revolution it did so much for the class that it. Although the assignment may say “compare,” the assumption is that you will consider both the similarities and differences in other words, you will compare and contrast make sure you know the basis for comparative essay on the french and russian revolutions might examine how both revolutions either encouraged or. Differences picture bolshevik forces marching first of all, a primary difference between the two revolutions was that the chinese revolution occured much later and lasted much longer than the russian revolution communism triumphed in china in 1949, 30 years after the russian revolution the chinese revolution.
In the 1970s, the chinese communist leader zhou enlai was asked to assess the outcomes of the french revolution of 1789 he supposedly in this unit, you will study the creation of the islamic republic of iran and compare the iranian revolution with earlier revolutions in the united states, france, mexico, and russia. Who was in power before the revolution what kind of leader was he russia – nicholas ii (romanov) autocrat (supreme leader) censorship, spying, jail, nationalism ignored the needs of the factory workers. Though i reject bolshevism, and date the degeneration of the revolution to the early 20s, i will be among those celebrating the russian revolution was an intervention by the masses into history, like the french before it, and it is possible to celebrate that if you also acknowledge and celebrate the fight.
The french revolution in russian political life : the case of interaction between history and politics dmitry shlapentokh the influence of politics on history is well known yet the opposite relationship also holds : history and the images of the past often affect the behaviour of poli- ticians. Flying in the face of history, violence is dismissed as rare, immoral, and counterproductive arguing against this pervasive wishful thinking, the distinguished historian arno j mayer revisits the two most tumultuous and influential revolutions of modern times: the french revolution of 1789 and the russian revolution of 1917. Arno mayer's the furies is an eloquent and passionate reconsideration of the role of violence and terror, not only in the french and russian revolutions, but in the political institutions in general the comparison between the french revolution and its aftermath and the russian experience is extremely illuminating,.