Ussr and the world revolution

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And also like any other fairy story, it is convincing only to very small children. Between andsteel production had grown from Without doubt, a regime of workers' democracy would have far outstripped what had been achieved under Stalinism with all its corruption and mismanagement.

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A section of the leadership at such moments begins to doubt and hesitate. In Petrograd, by September, there were no more Mensheviks or Social Revolutionaries present at the regional meetings of these bodies, their places having been taken by Bolsheviks.

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People lived in holes in the ground. Comrade Lenin, even during the war and before November, , insisted that it was necessary for everyone to realise that the world revolution, which would overthrow capitalism, was primarily a protracted historical process, that we were on the eve of an epoch of world revolution which would contain a whole series of proletarian revolutions, colonial risings, and national wars, arising from the combination of all the factors breaking up capitalism. In inflation reached 2, per cent, and although it has fallen back since then, still remains high. But the dictatorships of one or other stratum of the bourgeoisie have an essentially different significance from that of the dictatorship of the proletariat, for the bourgeois revolution itself has a different significance from that of the Socialist revolution. There is no other way. Let us not forget that the USA emerged from the war with its industries intact and two thirds of the world's gold in its vaults. However, the development of a nationalised planned economy, which is a prerequisite to the movement towards socialism, takes place in an entirely different manner. The successful development of our building up of Socialism is also a phenomenon of the world crisis of capitalism, for capitalism can never again be so healthy as it was before the war, if only because the U. Horrified by the Revolution, the bourgeoisie had become more conservative and suspicious of the workers.

Around 80 per cent of the population eked out a bare existence on the land, which was fragmented into millions of smallholdings. Yet the colossal advantages created by a society which had abolished capitalism and landlordism were revealed, at least in outline, by this unprecedented growth.

Can there be any comparison with the situation in ?

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The attempt to counterpose the February regime to October has no foundation whatever. It has produced new organisations, like the League of Nations, and there has begun a new huge cycle of a new flourishing development of capitalist society. What a marvellous sight to see Putilovsky Zavod the Putilov factory pour out its forty thousand to listen to Social Democrats, Socialist Revolutionaries, Anarchists, anybody, whatever they had to say, as long as they would talk! We will give the last word on this subject to a prominent opponent of Bolshevism, who was also an eye witness and historian of the Russian Revolution, the Menshevik Sukhanov. Without organisation - the trade unions and the party - the working class is only raw material for exploitation. On the 5th January , the government issued a directive which declared that the local soviets were from then on invested with all the powers held by the former administration, and added: "The entire country must be covered with a network of new soviets. Thus, for example, our proletarian revolution took place in October, , the German revolution in , the rising in Esthonia in , the rising in Indonesia in

Like any other fairy story its purpose is to lull the wits to sleep. Let us not forget that the USA emerged from the war with its industries intact and two thirds of the world's gold in its vaults.

Ussr and the world revolution

The numerical growth of the Party only partly expressed the rapid growth in its mass influence, above all in the workers' and soldiers' soviets.

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