How to compare mensheviks vs bolsheviks? What are the main differences?
Mensheviks and Bolsheviks arose during a dispute over minor political and party issues in 1904, which led to the Russian Communist party splitting into two, with Vladimir Lenin leading the larger Bolsheviks and Julius Martov leading the minority Menshevik group.
The group remained an extremely strong party within Russian politics well after the revolution and had a stronghold of support in the region of Georgia, where a Menshevik prime minister was elected in 1919. The opposition of the Menshevik party was eventually dissolved in 1920 after the Kronstadt rebellion when they were made illegal.
The disputes between both parties were largely due to disputes over minor aspects of communist theory and politics, but the fact that the Bolsheviks controlled the government and military eventually led to the Menshevik’s demise.