Remembering the Lessons of the 1917 Revolution

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One hundred years ago, the Bolshevik Revolution, which began in February 1917, reached its apex in October 1917 when the party met and voted to overthrow the inept and floundering provisional government. For the first time, a self-proclaimed socialist government was formed. From the new government's founding, it was assailed from within and without. Against all odds, it began carrying out the work it had started with the support from the workers. However, times were not well. A new civil war began. Great Britain, the U.S., France and Japan openly backed the anti-soviets, who engaged in tactics of mass brutality, racist killings and torture. Sadly, the soviets begrudgingly began to fight just as dirty against their opponents. Although the civil war...

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