Notes+9.7.2010 - o Civil War in Russia Background on Russia...

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History 158C 9.7.2010 I. Revolutions Peacemaking 1919 o How the war ends Woodrow Wilson goal = found a new order fundamental change 1918 failure of last German offensive January 1919 Paris Peace Conference Initial reaction contempt 21 st century more fair-minded verdicts Revolutionary up to a point Key issue how to democratize o Verdicts on the peace settlement (contemporary) o Judgments since the end of WWI (today) o What makes peacemaking revolutionary? Russian Revolution 1917 o Views about the Revolution Soviet view revolution of the proletariat was inevitable Western historians not necessarily o Impact of WWI Without WWI, Russia might have transitioned into parliamentary democracy of sorts
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Unformatted text preview: o Civil War in Russia Background on Russia in 1914 1861 emancipation of the serfs 1904 outbreak of Russo-Japanese War Russia humiliated 1905 Revolution Feudal society until 1861 Problem after 1861 serfs free, but didn t get enough land to live off of and survive Demographic surge Spontaneous peasant outbreaks Russia unprepared for total war large population, but untrained Economic crisis continued for newly freed peasants Links between Northern & Southern Russia needed for transport, etc 1917 2 revolutions Feb 1917 spontaneous like 1905 Triggered by defeat in war German Revolution 1918/1919...
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