In the lives of the three men who had an overwhelming influence on the 20th century history there were stories that marked their consciousness and radicalized them.
Lenin was radicalized by the fact that his older brother was convicted and executed for an attempt that failed against the Tar Alexander the Second.
Maximilien de Robespierre … Who pronounce French Revolution, automatically associate these words with Maximilien de Robespierre; the smart Jacobin lawyer who leaded the French revolution, become dictator, instigated to the trial and execution of the royal family, has made a significant contribution to the establishment of revolutionary tribunals, has annihilated all his rivals through framing up trials, etc. It seemed that nobody could stay in his way. Anyway, he was arrested, tried, sentenced to death and executed.