The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses

The Russian Revolution #7 - To End All Wars

August 28, 2019 The Movements History Podcast
The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses
The Russian Revolution #7 - To End All Wars
Show Notes

The Great War is winding down, but new wars break out throughout Europe and beyond. A year of siege from the right-wing, foriegn armies and leftist rivals fails to dislodge the Bolsheviks from power, but famine and civil war have taken their toll. The revolutionaries struggle to fight a vicious civil war as corruption and bureaucracy creep into the Soviet government. Revolution breaks out in Germany, offering a glimmer of hope to the besieged Russian Reds. But the social democrats are in talks with the German right-wing, planning to prevent the outbreak of social revolution.

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