October 17th 2007

October 17th 2007 - October 17th 2007 The international...

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October 17 th 2007 The international impact of the Russian revolution: This is a revolution that inspires socialist all around the world. Many people come into Russia to come learn what is happening. In 1917, the socialist movement called themselves socialists, not communists. Communism was not the name in which they addressed themselves. Communism goes back to the earlier term introduced by Marx in 1848 in his communist manifesto. What happens is that Lenin and the Bolsheviks want to make a break with other socialist parties so they set up a communist organization known as the Comintern. Many socialists come from around the world to this gathering, and after 1919 a lot of communist parties are being created around the world (Europe, North America). There is now a split within the socialist parties: those who are with the Russian communist and believe in what they did and those who believed in traditional socialist values. Lenin’s program was a program for revolution, not an evolutionary plan. Lenin knows that Russia is relatively backward compared to Europe, and he fears that the
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