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  • Bolsheviks' takeover and consolidation of power were not entirely approved by existing socialist parties in Europe
  • However, the possibility of a workers’ state fired people’s imagination across the world .
  • Communist parties like the Communist Party of Great Britain were formed in many other countries too.
  • The Bolsheviks encouraged colonial peoples to follow their experiment
  • The Conference of the Peoples of the East ( 1920 ) and the Comintern , which was created by the Bolsheviks , both attracted a large number of non-Russians from outside the USSR (an international union of pro-Bolshevik socialist parties ).
  • Some students attended the Communist University of the Workers of the East in the USSR .
  • The USSR had given socialism a global face and a global stature by the time the Second World War started .
  • Yet by the 1950s it was acknowledged within the country that the style of government in the USSR was not keeping with the ideals of the Russian Revolution
  • The Soviet Union's problems were acknowledged by the global socialist movement as well.
  • A backward country had become a great power
  • The country's businesses and agriculture had advanced , and the hungry were nourished .
  • However, it had deprived its inhabitants of fundamental liberties and carried out its development ambitions through draconian laws .
  • Though it was acknowledged that socialist ideas continued to be respected among its citizens , the USSR's reputation as a socialist nation had diminished by the turn of the 20th century .
  • But in each country, the ideas of socialism were rethought in a variety of different ways.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.