One day Karl Marx was walking through town when he noticed a boss talking to his worker
This doesn't seem right
Why can't you just do as I say?
I just want enough money to eat
What if we have a government where everyone was equal? That way no one would be above others!
I shall call it Marxism!
Later that day...
About 70 years later
My name is Lenin and it is time to over through Tsar! All power to the Soviet!!!
Karl Marx was unhappy with how the upper class was treating the working class and how the upper class was just using the peasants to do all the work while getting next to nothing.
Lenin took over the government using force.
Because of how the working class was being treated Marx became interested in Communism. He created his own political ideology called Marxism.
Peace, Land, Bread!
Don't worry we've got you covered
After the March revolution, where Tsar's empire started to collapse, Vladimir Lenin decided to take control of the government. He was tired of Tsar keeping food and land to himself.
I don't have a job. I am sick. I have a broken arm.
Lenin supported the peasants and he and his supporters were called the Bolsheviks. A man named Leon Trotsky helped Lenin lead the revolution.
After Lenin took over the government, Lenin made two decrees for the peasants. The first decree was that he would give the peasants land of their own. The second was that he would get Russia out of the war.
Lenin made four policies. 1. He established 8 hour work days. 2. He gave insurance to those unemployed. 3. He gave insurance to the injured or sick. 4. Men and women were to be considered equals