..In fact they were banned in 1921 after Lenins' Bolsheviks seized power in 1918\. Your "menshevik" thing was way back in History long before Lenin. ... Thats exactly why the brilliant Germans saw this opportunity to push the allready problematic Tsarist regime.
How can somethinf that was banned after the “Lenin’s Bolsheviks” took the power be history “long before Lenin” ?
menshevik party started around 1900 pushing some reforms , while many of its members became dissatisfied with some of the ideas and broke off to form their own party called the Bolsheviks. Eventually these Bolsheviks came to power and banned all the other parties including menshevik party in 1921. My comment was you confused Lenin as a menshevik but he wasnt , he was Bolshevik. That party existed before the Bolsheviks started and got banned after they got into power. Thats your answer.
If Lenin was not released from a Swiss prison, its quite certain the revolution would not have suceeded w/o its charasmatic leader. So thats exactly why the Kaiser allowed it to occur … so he could destroy his enemy from within. Thats a brilliant concept.