Topics: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Communism, Marxism Pages: 4 (1256 words) Published: April 7, 2013
Battles between Leaders
Briony Lin
Block: E

If we look back on history, we can see there were two famed leaders who have both been through serious economic depressions to various degrees. They used totally distinct way to revive the economy based on their national conditions, political and economic ideology. One is Vladimir Lenin, a Russian Communist, who has founded the Communist party called Bolsheviks and became the first communist dictator in the world. The other is Franklin Roosevelt, the popular president who led the United States through its worst depression and war. This essay compares and contrasts Vladimir Lenin and Franklin Roosevelt ground on their early life, rising to power, and solutions to economic problems.

Vladimir Lenin, ⑴the third of six children, has a well educated, moderate-income family. His parents aroused Lenin’s passion towards learning when he was a child. As a result, he did very well on his academic grade, especially Greek and Latin in high school. However, two events had transformed Lenin’s life. One is that his father, the inspector of schools, was menaced with early retirement (a euphemism of firing) by government because they worried about the influence of public school on Russian society. The other poignant one is about his brother, Aleksandr, was executed for being a member of the group that aimed to kill the temporal Tsar- Alexander the third. After these two miserable things and the death of his father, he became the head of the family in the age of seventeen. At the same year, he went to Kazan University to study law. Nevertheless, he was exiled for joining a student protest. During that under-observation period, he found himself strongly believed in Marxism, thus claimed himself a Marxist on 1889. Conversely, ⑷Franklin Roosevelt was a superior upper-class kid. Also, he was the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. He lived in so called the most aristocratic community in United...
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