Historl120B lecture 3

Historl120B lecture 3 - Lecture 3 Week 2 April 7, 2008 In...

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Lecture 3 Week 2 April 7, 2008 In the 19 th century, Central/Eastern Europe wanted to modernize with post French-revolution ways Western Europe had After WWI, boundaries were changed; the countries were changed forever; the men who had left (gone for 3-5 years) found it difficult to adapt into society; Bulgaria lost 1/5 of its male population Austria was now a small country; it was no longer an empire; they previously got all of their resources from the surrounding countries; how could Austria survive? (Austria and Germany wanted to unite for German unification) All of the new countries suffered hyper-inflation; 1000% inflation (money lost its value; people lost their savings in the banks); today’s inflation in US is about 4-5%; millions of people were uprooted they did not know what do with themselves; The men who came back from the fronts had learned to use weapons and knew that they could organize; most of the men were peasants before and certainly did not have weapons; many of the men joined militias (each party had its own military) THREE REVOLUTIONS HAPPENED SIMELTANEIOUSLY A LEFT WING REVOLUTION (THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTON); A RIGHT WING REVOULTION (FASCIST); NATIONAL REVOLUTION People who were trying to find a place in their country (people who were misplaced after the war) The Communist revolution has the most echo; the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) in Russia after WWI; they destroyed the tsarist regime, and the Bolshevik regime took over; it was a battle between the white army (tsarist) and red army (Bolsheviks); people even from the US came to help Bolsheviks What effect did it have on the countries surrounding Russia ( C./E. Europe ); people realized that bolshevism was the solution; it was the way to get out of the problems of hyper inflation etc.; practically all of the countries followed in one way or another
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Lecture 3 Week 2 April 7, 2008 the Bolsheviks (majority) Mensheviks(minority of the Social democrats who did not want the revolution; they were reformists) Lenin separated the Bolsheviks as the Communist Party (after the war); Communist International was established in 1919 (also known as the Third
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Historl120B lecture 3 - Lecture 3 Week 2 April 7, 2008 In...

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