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  1. Revolution and only revolution. Let's look at the meaning of this word. A revolution is a radical transformation in any area of human activity. The main word here is “root”. After October 1917, not only the political system in Russia changed radically, but also, most importantly in this case, the socio-economic system radically changed. Questions can only arise about the emotional perception of this event. The main thing is to understand that these definitions, revolution and revolution, should be considered separately from the emotional coloring inherent in our society. The coup, as it seems to me, carries a negative connotation of something treacherous for a Russian-speaking person, while the revolution, on the contrary, carries something noble and righteous. However, apart from these perceptions, it was the revolution that took place in Russia in October 1917.

  2. Of course, it was a coup, because a revolution is an element, an explosion. Revolution is made by the masses. And the events in October are a coup that largely led to the Civil War and the arrival and establishment of Soviet power. In general, of course, all disputes here are in terminology, as well as most disputes in general. However, almost all modern historians call the October events of 1917 a coup. And the concept of two revolutions was finally formed in the Stalinist years and was official until the collapse of the USSR.

  3. In my opinion, this is a coup, since revolutions start from the bottom and, as you know, are precisely armed uprisings. In October 17, the government was replaced by simply arresting the Constituent Assembly, which does not fit the definition of a revolution. But if you meant the events of February, or vice versa, later, then there is already a need to discuss separately.

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