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A German Voice on the War

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1899

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Bob Tobias, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A German Voice on the War':

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution. In 1917 there were actually two revolutions in Russia. One was the February Revolution in which the Tsar abdicated his throne and the Provisional Government took power. The other was the October Revolution in which the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks. The Russian Revolution of 1917 played a very important role in world history and also a major role in the history of the Baltic states of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania. Baltic peoples also played a major role in the 1917 Revolution particularly the Latvian Bolsheviks who comprised a key portion of the Red Guards that defended the Bolsheviks at a crucial time in its early existence. Earlier during the 1905 Revolution in Russia the peasants in the Baltic took this as their cue to revolt against their rulers. At different times in history the Estonian and Latvian peasants had been ruled by Tsarist Russia the Kingdom of Sweden and the Baltic German nobility Lithuanian peasants were governed by Russia and before it by the Kingdom of Poland (1569 to 1791). They saw this time period as an opportunity to finally take control over their destiny and to rule them selves. Though it didnt lead to independence at this time it independence did emerge from 1918 till 1940 for the people of the Baltic States.

Excerpts from the Book 'A German Voice on the War':


... 1914 Published according to the text in Sotsial-Demokrat ? Translated from the Russian Edited by Julius Katzer Public Domain: Lenin Internet ...
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... the blame on his neighbour, everyone claims to be on the defensive, to act only in a state of urgent defence. Everyone, don't you see, is defending ...
... triumph. . . . Even the great international working class obeys national orders, workers are killing one another on the battlefields. . . . Our civilisation ...
... chauvinists. . . . We had too much faith in the possibility of imperialist madness being curbed by the fear of economic ruin. . . . We are going ...
... . . . the tsar and his grand dukes who have delivered to the hangmen the noblest men of their country. . . . But do we not see how noble France, the ...
... Belgium? . . . How will it all end? If poverty becomes too great, if despair gains the upper hand, if brother recognises his brother in the uniform ...
... come, arms may perhaps be turned against those who are urging people into the war and nations that have been made to hate one another may perhaps ...
... to a European social republic, then this war, after all, will not have been as senseless as it seems at present.     Whose voice is this? ...
... have become wretched counter-revolutionary windbags,[40] as Marx called those Social-Democrats who, after the publication of the Anti-Socialist Law, ...
... Christian democrats published by a group of kind-hearted little churchmen in Zurich (Neue Wege, Bl?tter f?r religi?se Arbeit,[*] September, ...
... against those who are urging people into the war, while authoritative Social-Democrats like Kautsky scientifically defend the most despicable ...
... if such Social-Democrats wish to be in the majority and to form the official International (= an alliance for international justification of national ...
... which has been besmirched and degraded by them, and return to the old Marxist name of Communists? Kautsky once threatened to do that when the opportunist ...
... * New Ways, Pages for Religious Work. - Ed. NOTES ? [40] See Marx's letter to F. A. Sorge of September 19, 1879. ? ...
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