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1 PSR, Esers Socialist Revolutionaries

2 Background Formed in 1896 by Viktor Chernov Grew from Populist movement: 2 nd generation-“the people” “part of the peasants”- agrarian form of socialism Influenced by “Narodniks” and “People’s Will”:Revolutionary socialism, dominated by terrorist faction from SR Combat Organization Promoted armed uprising and terrorism, wanted to continue the war

3 Accomplishments Gained support in 1905 revolution Held first formal Congress in Finland in 1905 Took 36 seats in 1906 Duma election 243 delegates out of 1,090 elected in the First Congress of Soviets in 1917 Won 20,900,000 votes, 58%, in 1917 elections for the Constituent Assembly

4 However… Infiltrated by Okhrana agents During era of “Provisional Government,” SR attempted to strengthen relationship with the Bolsheviks- failed Outlawed by the Bolsheviks in 1917, but remained most popular party in Russia Faction in 1906

5 The Faction

6 THE PLATFORM

7 Why did the SR’s fail? WWI caused hunger and discontent in the countryside,

8 Sources Coniglione, F. "The Marxist Trend." Polish Philosophy Page. Web. 15 Nov "Evil Commie Plot Afoot in (where Else?) California – Applesauce - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star." Rrstar.com | Blogs - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star. Web. 15 Nov File:Opening of the Duma.gif." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Nov "Mark Levey: The History of Political Dirty-Tricks | Scoop News." Scoop - New Zealand News. Web. 15 Nov "Socialist Revolutionary Party." Spartacus Educational. Web. 15 Nov


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